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"Why is my soreness perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed?" -Jeremiah "Existentialism" this present day refers to faddism, decadentism, morbidity, the "philosophy of the graveyard"; to phrases like worry, dread, nervousness, discomfort, ache, aloneness, loss of life; to novelists reminiscent of Jean-Paul Sartre, Dostoievski, Camus, Kafka; to philosophers like Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Marcel, Jaspers, and Sartre-and since it refers to, and is worried with, all of those principles and people, existentialism has misplaced any clearer that means it might probably have initially possessed. since it has such a lot of definitions, it may well now not be outlined. As Sartre writes: "Most those that use the notice existentialism will be em­ barrased in the event that they needed to clarify it, due to the fact that, now that the notice is all of the rage, even the paintings of a musician or painter is being known as existentialist. A gossip columnist . . . symptoms himself The Exis­ tentialist, in order that by means of this time the note has been so stretched and has taken on so wide a that means, that it now not capacity something in any respect. " 2 This kingdom of definitional confusion isn't an unintentional or negligible subject. An try can be made during this creation to account for the confustion and to teach why any definition of existentialism in­ volves us in a tangle. First, even though, it will be significant to country in a tenta­ tive and intensely common demeanour what issues of view are right here meant while reference is made to existentialism.

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