Learn all about the basics of one of the most influential philosophical and literary movements of the 19th and 20th century. The course is based around lectures with slides and simultaneous video of the instructor. After an introductory session, it takes an author-centered approach of the eight most notable existentialists (Kierkegaard, Dostoyevsky, Nietzsche, Kafka, Heidegger, Sartre, Beauvoir and Camus), finishing with a concluding lecture about the status and ongoing influence of existentialism today. It will be of interest to anyone wishing for a well-rounded introduction, including its main historical authors and themes, as well as its ongoing significance.
A Brief History of Existentialism, Chief Features, Problems related to Human Existence, Sartre’s Philosophy