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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Okay lol that’s what I got from 49 pages so far! Only a temporal being can be free because to be free is to have possibilities and genuine alternatives in the future. Nor can I recommend it to anyone looking for a way to apply existentialism to liberate his or her consciousness.

I’m clearly not alone in finding such an approach difficult in a culture of least resistance. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and bbe.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. As a general introduction to existentialism, it is merely passably good. Topics Jean-Paul Sartre Opinion. I found it a stimulating read, which forced me to rethink some of my current perceptions. Shopbop Designer Gry Brands. His discussion of Nietzsche and Heidegger in relation to authenticity are mercifully clear. Cox’s light, humorous take on imparting information might not gel with every reader, but for me at least it represented an original and pleasant way of experiencing the fascinating world of existentialist thought.

This little book blew me away, for two reasons. Customers who bought this item also bought. I found it a stimulating read, which forced me to re-think some of my current perceptions. In taking responsibility for our actions, acknowledging that we will make mistakes and ultimately we will die can actually provide some sort of comfort.


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”. What is an Existentialist? We make our lives meaningful by our own choices, we chose to be free and we know this choice at least is true. Jun 24, Shawn Ingram rated it existentialkst was amazing Shelves: The tone of this book started dox slightly flippant in a way that I found off putting, and there were occasional jokes in that vein that carried on rather unnecessarily that the editor should have cut.

Otherwise we lapse into bad faith and are guilty of trying to become a thing what other authors have referred to as an “in itself” but which curiously is a term Cox never uses. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

But Cox, bringing his humor to the plate, delves into a serious subject matter and guides readers through the important philosophers and concepts in existentialism. And to me, this is much more interesting than the rather narcissistic notion of authenticity.

In my university years I was very attracted to existentialism. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. See all 24 reviews. Jul 11, Winterwade rated it really liked it. Cox existentalist in the universal denunciation of Heidegger without really explaining why in relation to his central narrative.

Just too soft to be Sartre

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Believe the philosophy and world-view of existentialism 3. In Cox published The God Confusiona controversial book exploring questions concerning the idea and existence of God that is critical of both theism and atheism and advocates agnosticism as the only tenable philosophical position.

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! Bloomsbury Publishing released Deep Thought: Highly recommended for those interested in Existentialism or what to get real in life. This book deals primarily with Sartre’s version which is, of course, the most influential of na all. Great intro to existentialism for anyone who is interested.

Being an existentialist requires being satisfied with the absurd and random nature of events, freeing you to create your own life in circumstances that aren’t of your own making.

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Jul 01, Skye rated it really liked it. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Basically Existentialism For Dummies, except with a lot much more of author involvement and weird metaphors. Some of this is explored in the work of Sartre, but much more in that of Heidegger, Camus, Hpw. Dec 25, Tyson Call rated it really liked it.