by. Gary Cox. · Rating details · ratings · 61 reviews. How to Be an Existentialist is a witty and entertaining book about the philosophy of existentialism. Gary Cox is the author of How to Be an Existentialist ( avg rating, ratings, 61 reviews, published ), How To Be A Philosopher ( avg ratin. How to be an Existentialist by Gary Cox, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Then, you have to log off 4 stars because Gary Cox can’t keep himself from editorializing and whining about people who “tried their best” and are a part of “excuse culture”. In my university years I was very attracted to existentialism. Oct 17, Schyler rated it did not like it. But if you want to get a feeling of belonging to a superior class of philosophers with inflated senses of their worth, go coc. The concept of consciousness, the terms future-past and past-future. There are different schools of thought within existentialism: Nothing is a foregone conclusion.

He joins the French Fascist movement and helps to beat up an immigrant in a racially motivated attack. It’s a good philosophy if your present circumstances are unendurable or highly negative because one of the tenets holds that we really are transient or?

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In order to properly understand existentialism, one must understand phenomenological ontology – specifically existential phenomenology.

An attack on contemporary excuse culture, the book urges us to face the hard existential truths of the human condition.

There are some interesting concepts brought up by existentialist philosophers like Satre and Nietzche, but I felt he was a bit too heavily focused on Satre but it makes sense when you see the other books he’s publishedbut that’s just because I find Satre to be a bit too extreme with his claims, especially when you compare them to what when know now about the psychology of choice an There were parts of this book I definitely enjoyed and found interesting, but I’d never recommend it to anyone.


Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Regardless, the first section goes over some fundamental concepts that prevail in the majority of all 20th century existentialist schools of It would be more proper to title this work: Open Preview See a Problem? Nor can I recommend it to anyone looking for a way to apply existentialism to liberate his or her consciousness. Cox repeats the assertions of existentialists that belief in existentialist principles and the struggle to be authentic can lead to true emancipation.

There are about four good points in the book when the author aligns the title to the content, and I genuinely esistentialist take away some good advice from this but I’d never give it anyone. Which is not a real fault as it is only an intro and as Sartre was and is pretty much the de facto existentialist.

If you’ve already read books on existentialism, I really wouldn’t recommend reading this, since it’s really just entry-tier existentialism.

How to Be an Existentialist

My hesitation seemed to be born of the belief that the sky would fall in if I didn’t get the answer right. It would be even better without some ugly sneering–the author gady to have a toxic dislike of certain groups of people, such as those who are overweight. Some of this is explored in the work of Sartre, but much more in that of Heidegger, Camus, Merleau-Ponty. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Implicit in this whining is the idea that people who fit this mold should change themselves to not be “whiners”, however, if hpw choose to be upset about everything and not take responsibility, then that is their choice.

For information on how we process your data, read our Privacy Policy. Existentialism recognises that once you are born, you are condemned to death. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Also, that life is random and therefore eb meaningless. Books by Gary Cox. Plenty of references to the major works with page numbers so you can cross reference. Cox makes fun of the reputation existentialism has for being gloomy and pessimistic, exposing it tp what it really is – an honest, uplifting, and potentially life changing philosophy!


Gary Cox (philosopher)

Gary Cox is a superb, serious, yet humorous writer. We are constantly able to redefine ourselves and change the course of our lives. And I love existentlalist sarcastic asides!!

Basically tells you to get a grip and take responsibility, which is what a lot of us need to hear sometimes. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Therefore, Gary Cox is imposing limits on their freedom to choose to be annoying, and therefore ironically acts in bad faith when implicitly directing those in bad faith how to live. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

A celebration of the game of cricketthe book explores all aspects of the cricket ball phenomenon, from its ontologyiconic status, history, manufacture cod future, to its complex, multifaceted, often controversial role during play. You can’t eat a hamburger by osmosis, but it would be stubborn to deny that capitalism has an interest in getting you to eat more of them than is healthy. Winning points for me were the inclusion of Camus simply because he refused the label of ‘existentialist’ does not mean his work didn’t represent many of the discipline’s focal areas gaty a brief discussion of This small book is a satisfying primer for a newcomer to existentialism, making additionally for a fun read for those well-versed in- and perhaps somewhat jaded by- heavier volumes on the subject.

Gady 07, Morty Goldberg rated existentialisf liked it. Exisstentialist of the most approachable philosophy books I have read. Cox makes fun of the reputation existentialism has for being gloomy and pessimistic, exposing it for what it really is – an honest, uplifting and potentially life changing philosophy.