Origin of existentialism
OTHER WORDS FROM existentialismex·is·ten·tial·ist, adjective, nounex·is·ten·tial·is·tic, adjectiveex·is·ten·tial·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·ex·is·ten·tial·ism, noun
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How to use existentialism in a sentence
At the center of this existentialism is the question of what we become when society and civilization fail us.
You Deserve Nothing by Alexander Maksik A thought-provoking debut that mixes existentialism with cool Parisian intrigue.
“It all goes back to existentialism,” she says of her career.
She talks to Glenn Kenny about dirty films, sexual existentialism—and turning 21.
British Dictionary definitions for existentialism
Derived forms of existentialismexistentialist, adjective, noun
Cultural definitions for existentialism
A movement in twentieth-century literature and philosophy, with some forerunners in earlier centuries. Existentialism stresses that people are entirely free and therefore responsible for what they make of themselves. With this responsibility comes a profound anguish or dread. Søren Kierkegaard and Feodor Dostoyevsky in the nineteenth century, and Jean-Paul Sartre, Martin Heidegger, and Albert Camus in the twentieth century, were existentialist writers.