enjoyed great popularity in Continental Europe in the 1940s and 1950s, and has
probably had a greater impact upon literature than any other philosophy. The
common interest that unites Existentialist philosophers is their interest in
human freedom and the nature of choice.
of Existentialist philosophy are being asked, not merely to contemplate the
nature of freedom but to experience freedom and practice it. However, the title
is slightly misleading, it does not designate a
system or a school of thought. They aim, above all to demonstrate freedom, to
reveal to ordinary people that which has always been the case, but which for one
reason or another has gone unnoticed, that they are free to choose.
by: Richard P Whaite
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