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Heidegger and modern existentialism

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Summary:Examines the basic theory of existentialism as founded by Martin Heidegger, and later propagated by Jean-Paul Sartre. Barrett discusses Heidegger's notions of being, existence as task, cosmic roots, and alienation. Sartre's concept of absolute human freedom is discussed as having promoted human dignity and individualism in the impersonal modern society.
Contributor:Magee, Bryan
Barrett, William 1913
Provider:BBC Education & Training
British Broadcasting Corporation
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Temporal subject: 2001-2010
Topical subjects:Existentialism
Heidegger, Martin 1889-1976
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
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