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  1. Felicity Joseph & Jack Reynolds (2011). Existentialism, Phenomenology and Philosophical Method. In Felicity Joseph, Jack Reynolds & Ashley Woodward (eds.), Continuum Companion to Existentialism. Continuum.score: 21.0
    This chapter explores some of the similarities and differences in the philosophical methods of five philosophers often considered existentialists: Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, de Beauvoir and Marcel. The relationship between existentialism and phenomenological methods, as well as transcendental reasoning in general, is examined.
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  2. Jack Reynolds & Ashley Woodward (2011). Existentialism and Poststructuralism: Some Unfashionable Observations. In Felicity Joseph, Jack Reynolds & Ashley Woodward (eds.), Continuum Companion to Existentialism. Continuum. 260.score: 21.0
    This chapter challenges the received doxa that the generation of ‘poststructuralist’ philosophers broke decisively with existentialism and rendered it out of date, a mere historical curiosity. Drawing on recent research in the area, it draws some lines of influence, and even argues for some surprising points of commonality, between existentialism and poststructuralism. At least some of the core philosophical ideas of poststructuralists such as Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze bear more in common with existentialism than (...)
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  3. Guy Bennett-Hunter (2009). Absurd Creation: An Existentialist View of Art? Philosophical Frontiers 4 (1):49-58.score: 18.0
    What are we to make of works of art whose apparent point is to convince us of the meaninglessness and absurdity of human existence? I examine, in this paper, the attempt of Albert Camus to provide philosophical justification of art in the face of the supposed fact of absurdity and note its failure as such with specific reference to Sartre’s criticism. Despite other superficial similarities, I contrast Camus’s concept of the absurd with that of his ‘existentialist’ colleagues, including Sartre, and (...)
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  4. Thomas R. Flynn (2006/2009). Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.score: 18.0
    One of the leading philosophical movements of the twentieth century, existentialism has had more impact on literature and the arts than any other school of thought. Focusing on the leading figures of existentialism, including Sartre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty, and Camus, Thomas Flynn offers a concise account of existentialism, explaining the key themes of individuality, free will, and personal responsibility, which marked the movement as a way of life, not just a way of thinking. Flynn (...)
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  5. David E. Cooper (1999). Existentialism: A Reconstruction. Blackwell Publishers.score: 18.0
    First published in 1990, " Existentialism" is widely regarded as a classic introductory survey of the topic, and has helped to renew interest in existentialist ...
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  6. Hubert L. Dreyfus & Mark A. Wrathall (eds.) (2006/2009). A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism. Blackwell Pub..score: 18.0
    A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism is a complete guide to two of the dominant movements of philosophy in the twentieth century. Written by a team of leading scholars, including Dagfinn Føllesdal, J. N. Mohanty, Robert Solomon, Jean-Luc Marion. Highlights the area of overlap between the two movements. Features longer essays discussing each of the main schools of thought, shorter essays introducing prominent themes, and problem-oriented chapters. Organised topically, around concepts such as temporality, intentionality, death and nihilism. Features essays (...)
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  7. Wesley Barnes (1968). The Philosophy and Literature of Existentialism. Woodbury, N.Y.,Barron's Educational Series, Inc..score: 18.0
    A synthesis of the historical, philosophical, and literary aspects of Existentialism.
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  8. Andrew Collier (2003). In Defence of Objectivity and Other Essays: On Realism, Existentialism and Politics. Routledge.score: 18.0
    This volume develops and defends critical realism whilst engaging critically with existentialist philosophy in a number of ways. The work of existentialist thinkers as diverse as Kierkegarrd, R.D. Laing, Heideggar and Sartre is discussed at length and Andrew Collier argues that there is much to be learnt from their work, especially in Heidegger's critique of the technological view of the world. However the book concludes with a defence of objectivity against the various forms of subjectivism advanced by the existentialists.
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  9. Thomas R. Flynn (2009). Existentialism. Sterling.score: 18.0
    Philosophy as a way of life -- Becoming an individual -- Humanism : for and against -- Authenticity -- A chastened individualism? Existentialism and social thought -- Existentialism in the twenty-first century.
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  10. Felicity Joseph, Jack Reynolds & Ashley Woodward (eds.) (2011). Continuum Companion to Existentialism. Continuum.score: 18.0
    The Continuum Companion to Existentialism offers the definitive guide to a key area of modern European philosophy. The book covers the fundamental questions asked by existentialism, providing valuable guidance for students and researchers to some of the many important and enduring contributions of existentialist thinkers. Eighteen specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts explore existentialism’s relationship to philosophical method; ontology; politics; psychoanalysis; ethics; religion; literature; emotion; feminism and sexuality; cognitive science; authenticity and the self; its (...)
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  11. Andrew Jason Cohen (2008). Existentialist Voluntarism as a Source of Normativity. Philosophical Papers 37 (1):89-129.score: 18.0
    I defend a neo-Kantian view wherein we are capable of being completely autonomous and impartial and argue that this ability can ground normativity. As this view includes an existentialist conception of the self, I defend radical choice, a primary component of that conception, against arguments many take to be definitive. I call the ability to use radical choice “existentialist voluntarism” and bring it into a current debate in normative philosophy, arguing that it allows that we can be distanced from all (...)
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  12. Ann Fulton (1999). Apostles of Sartre: Existentialism in America, 1945-1963. Northwestern University Press.score: 18.0
    Apostles of Sartre is a broad look at the impact on American philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre's existentialism -- from its introduction to this country in 1945 ...
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  13. H. J. Blackham (1959). Six Existentialist Thinkers. New York, Harper.score: 18.0
    Provides an introduction to existentialism, and introduces the major figures in the philosophical movement.
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  14. Guido De Ruggiero (1948). Existentialism: Disintegration of Man's Soul. New York, Social Science Publishers.score: 18.0
    PREFACE TO THE AMERICAN EDITION THIS work, which is now for the first time presented to the American public, was written when Existentialism had ...
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  15. Shai Frogel (2010). The Soul: An Existentialist Point of View. [REVIEW] Human Studies 33 (2):191-204.score: 18.0
    The debate in relation to the soul suffers nowadays from a great lack of clarity. At least part of this cloudiness stems from a confusion among three different viewpoints that are not always reconcilable or mutually intelligible: the scientific point of view (natural sciences and empirical psychology), the therapeutic point of view (especially psychoanalysis) and the philosophical point of view. The goal of this paper is to blow away a little this cloudiness, and to introduce into the discussion a view (...)
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  16. Robert C. Solomon (1972/1992). From Rationalism to Existentialism: The Existentialists and Their Nineteenth-Century Backgrounds. Littlefield Adams Quality Paperbacks.score: 18.0
    In this enduring text, renowned philosopher Robert C. Solomon provides students with a detailed introduction to modern existentialism.
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  17. Rolf A. Eberle, The Thisness of Nowness and the Highness of Man: A Contribution to Existentialist Thought.score: 18.0
    A tongue-in-cheek send-up of certain aspects of existentialism written by a well-known logician and philosopher who had a serious affair with existentialism in his youth. It was never submitted for publication and is finally being made available here posthumously with the permission of Helen Eberle. To the best of my recollection it was written some time in the mid/late 1980s. -- Gary H. Merrill.
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  18. Robert G. Olson (1962). An Introduction to Existentialism. New York, Dover Publications.score: 18.0
    A topical approach to the major existentialist themes which presupposes no previous knowledge of philosophy.
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  19. Kenneth Boyce (2014). Existentialism Entails Anti-Haecceitism. Philosophical Studies 168 (2):297-326.score: 18.0
    Existentialism concerning singular propositions is the thesis that singular propositions ontologically depend on the individuals they are directly about in such a way that necessarily, those propositions exist only if the individuals they are directly about exist. Haecceitism is the thesis that what non-qualitative facts there are fails to supervene on what purely qualitative facts there are. I argue that existentialism concerning singular propositions entails the denial of haecceitism and that this entailment has interesting implications for debates concerning (...)
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  20. Joseph Mahon (1997). Existentialism, Feminism, and Simone De Beauvoir. St. Martin's Press.score: 18.0
    Joseph Mahon defends her existentialist feminism against the many reproaches which have been levelled against it over several decades, not least the criticism ...
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  21. Ḥayim Gordon (ed.) (1999). Dictionary of Existentialism. Greenwood Press.score: 18.0
    Alphabetical entries summarizing philosophers and tenets of existentialism.
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  22. Christopher Panza (2008). Existentialism for Dummies. Wiley.score: 18.0
    These are key questions posed by existentialism. This unintimidating guide clearly explains the concepts of this philosophical movement in plain English.
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  23. Mary Warnock (1970). Existentialism. New York,Oxford U.P..score: 18.0
    Existentialism enjoyed great popularity in the 1940s and 1950s, and has probably had a greater impact upon literature than any other kind of philosophy. The common interest which unites Existentialist philosophers is their interest in human freedom. Readers of Existentialist philosophy are being asked, not merely to contemplate the nature of freedom, but to experience freedom, and to practise it. -/- In this survey, Mary Warnock begins by considering the ethical origins of Existentialism, with particular reference to Kierkegaard (...)
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  24. William Leon McBride (ed.) (1997). Existentialist Ontology and Human Consciousness. Garland Pub..score: 18.0
    Existentialist Ontology and Human Consciousness The majority of the distinguished scholarly articles in this volume focus on Sartre's early philosophical work, which dealt first with imagination and the emotions, then with the critique of Husserl's notion of a transcendental ego, and finally with systematic ontology presented in his best-known book, Being and Nothingness. In addition, since his preoccupation with ontological questions and especially with the meanings of ego, self, and consciousness endured throughout his career, other essays discuss these themes in (...)
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  25. Steven Galt Crowell (ed.) (2012). The Cambridge Companion to Existentialism. Cambridge University Press.score: 18.0
    Machine generated contents note: Part I. Introduction: Introduction; 1. Existentialism and its legacy Steven Crowell; Part II. Existentialism in Historical Perspective: 2. Existentialism as a philosophical movement David E. Cooper; 3. Existentialism as a cultural movement William McBride; Part III. Major Existentialist Philosophers: 4. Kierkegaard's single individual and the point of indirect communication Alastair Hannay; 5. 'What a monster then is man': Pascal and Kierkegaard on being a contradictory self and what to do about it Hubert (...)
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  26. Andrew West (2008). Sartrean Existentialism and Ethical Decision-Making in Business. Journal of Business Ethics 81 (1):15 - 25.score: 18.0
    A wide range of decision-making models have been offered to assist in making ethical decisions in the workplace. Those that are based on normative moral frameworks typically include elements of traditional moral philosophy such as consequentialist and/or deontological␣ethics. This paper suggests an alternative model drawing on Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialism. Accordingly, the model focuses on making decisions in full awareness of one’s freedom and responsibility. The steps of the model are intended to encourage reflection of one’s projects and one’s situation (...)
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  27. James Giles (ed.) (1999). French Existentialism: Consciousness, Ethics, and Relations with Others. Rodopi.score: 18.0
    This book is a critical appraisal of the distinctive modern school of thought known as French existentialism. It philosophically engages the ideas of the major French existentialists, namely, Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty, Marcel, Camus, and, because of his central role in the movement, especially Sartre, in a fresh attempt to elucidate their contributions to contemporary philosophy.
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  28. William Leon McBride (ed.) (1997). Existentialist Politics and Political Theory. Garland Pub..score: 18.0
    Existentialist Politics and Political Theory The publication of the Critique of Dialectical Reason in 1960 marked the culmination of Sartre's efforts, begun in his more occasional political writings in what became essentially his journal, Les Temps Modernes, and developed more systematically in his important essay, Search for a Method, to forge links between existentialism and a non-orthodox version of Marxism with a view to developing a new philosophy of politics, society, and history and a new approach to the philosophy (...)
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  29. Jonathan Webber (ed.) (2010). Reading Sartre: On Phenomenology and Existentialism. Routledge.score: 18.0
    The fourteen original essays in this volume focus on the phenomenological and existentialist writings of the first major phase of his published career, arguing ...
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  30. Jon Stewart (2010/2012). Idealism and Existentialism: Hegel and Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Philosophy. Continuum.score: 18.0
    Hegel and the myth of reason -- Hegel's phenomenology as a systematic fragment -- The architectonic of Hegel's Phenomenology of spirit -- Points of contact in the philosophy of religion of Hegel and Schopenhauer -- Kierkegaard's criticism of the absence of ethics in Hegel's system -- Kierkegaard's criticism of abstraction and his proposed solution : appropriation -- Kierkegaard's recurring criticism of Hegel's The good and conscience-- Hegel and Nietzsche on the death of tragedy and Greek ethical life -- Existentialist ethics (...)
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  31. Jean-Pierre Boulé & Enda McCaffrey (eds.) (2011). Existentialism and Contemporary Cinema: A Sartrean Perspective. Berghahn Books.score: 18.0
    At the heart of this volume is the assertion that Sartrean existentialism, most prominent in the 1940s, particularly in France, is still relevant as a way of ...
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  32. Jonathan Crowe (2004). Is an Existentialist Ethics Possible? Philosophy Now 47 (Aug/Sept):29-30.score: 18.0
    Philosophers continue to be sceptical about the possibility of constructing an existentialist ethical theory. This article explores two of the main reasons for this scepticism and draws on Jean-Paul Sartre's "Existentialism and Humanism" to suggest that there is a way around them.
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  33. Paul S. MacDonald (ed.) (2001). The Existentialist Reader: An Anthology of Key Texts. Routledge.score: 18.0
    The Existentialist Reader is a comprehensive anthology of classic philosophical writings from eight key existentialist thinkers: Sartre, Camus, Heidegger, de Beauvoir, Jaspers, Marcel, Merleau-Ponty, and Ortega y Gasset. These substantial and carefully selected readings consider the distinctive concerns of existentialism: absurdity, anxiety, alienation, death. A comprehensive introduction by Paul S. MacDonald illuminates the existentialist quest for individual freedom and authentic human experience with insight into the historical and intellectual background of these major figures. The Existentialist Reader is a valuable (...)
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  34. Jack Reynolds (2006). Understanding Existentialism. Acumen.score: 18.0
    This book discusses the work of the existential phenomenologists - Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty and de Beauvoir - and the final chapter looks at the legacy of existentialism upon the thought of Derrida and other post-structuralist thinkers.
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  35. William Leon McBride (ed.) (1997). The Development and Meaning of Twentieth-Century Existentialism. Garland Pub..score: 18.0
    The Development and Meaning of Twentieth-Century Existentialism This volume recaptures, through the writings of figures already well-known in the mid-1940s, the coming-to-consciousness of the existentialist movement, along with early disagreements concerning its significance. The articles present various critics' shifting views of that significance and the movement's standing over subsequent decades. Despite the centrality of Sartre's thought to existentialism, these selections offer interestingly diverse perceptions of his place within the existentialist pantheon, along with varied interpretations of both the historical (...)
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  36. Joseph C. Mihalich (1960). Existentialism and Thomism. New York, Philosophical Library.score: 18.0
    Philosopher Joseph C. Mihalich introduces readers to the famous philosophical movements in his short guide Existentialism and Thomism.
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  37. Robert C. Solomon (ed.) (1974). Existentialism. New York,Modern Library.score: 18.0
    Existentialism, 2/e, offers an exceptional and accessible introduction to the richness and diversity of existentialist thought. Retaining the focus of the highly successful first edition, the second edition provides extensive material on the "big four" existentialists--Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre--while also including selections from twenty-four other authors. Giving readers a sense of the variety of existentialist thought around the world, this edition also adds new readings by such figures as Luis Borges, Viktor Frankl, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Keiji Nishitani, and (...)
     
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  38. William Barrett (1964). What is Existentialism? New York, Grove Press.score: 18.0
    What is existentialism?--Heidegger: the silent power of the possible.
     
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  39. Thomas W. Busch (1999). Circulating Being: From Embodiment to Incorporation: Essays on Late Existentialism. Fordham University Press.score: 18.0
    Existentialism has come to be identified as a critical, reactionary way of thinking, celebrating the individual, freedom, embodiment, and the limits of rationality and systematic theorizing. For the most part this assessment is true of the early and, by now, “classical” works of existentialism, those that first burst upon the philosophical and cultural scene. Circulating Being centers on the later works of several well-known French existentialists (Camus, Marcel, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty) to trace out the development of their existential thinking (...)
     
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  40. Reinhardt Grossmann (1984). Phenomenology and Existentialism: An Introduction. Routledge & K. Paul.score: 18.0
    Professor Grossman’s introduction to the revolutionary work of Husserl, Heidegger and Sartre studies the ideas of their predecessors too, explaining in detail Descartes’s conception of the mind, Brentano’s theory of intentionality, and Kierkegaard’s emphasis on dread, while tracing the debate over existence and essence as far back as Aquinas and Aristotle. For a full understanding of the existentialists and phenomenologists, we must also understand the problems that they were trying to solve. This book, originally published in 1984, presents clearly how (...)
     
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  41. William C. Pamerleau (2009). Existentialist Cinema. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 18.0
    An exploration of the relationship between cinema and existentialism, in terms of their mutual ability to describe the human condition, this book combines analyses of topics in the philosophy of film with an exploration of specific existentialist themes expressed in the films of Fellini, Bergman and Woody Allen, among others.
     
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  42. Jack Reynolds (forthcoming). Existentialism, Philosophy Of. In Michael T. Gibbons (ed.), Encyclopedia of Political Thought. Wiley-Blackwell.score: 18.0
    This chapter examines the connections between French existentialism and politics. Fellow travellers like Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and de Beauvoir saw themselves as engaging with two theoretical trajectories that for them dominated the mid-twentieth century intellectual milieu, one of which was ostensibly apolitical (phenomenology), the other of which involved a politicised understanding of philosophy (Marxism). Part of the motivation behind renewing phenomenology as existential phenomenology, as opposed to classical Husserlian phenomenology, was to allow them both to comprehend what was taking place (...)
     
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  43. Tanja Staehler (ed.) (2012). Existentialism: Critical Concepts in Philosophy. Routledge.score: 18.0
    v. 1. Key figures and definitions -- v. 2. Basic themes and concepts -- v. 3. Existentialist aesthetics and philosophy of religion -- v. 4. Horizons of existentialism.
     
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  44. Jean-Paul Sartre (1948/1977). Existentialism and Humanism. Haskell House.score: 15.0
  45. Jonathan Webber (2009). The Existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre. Routledge.score: 15.0
    Understanding ourselves -- The reality of character -- Situations -- Freely chosen projects -- Radical freedom -- Anguish, bad faith, and sincerity -- The project of bad faith -- God and the useless passion -- One another -- The virtue of authenticity -- Being one self.
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  46. Frederick C. Copleston (2002/1979). Contemporary Philosophy: Studies of Logical Positivism and Existentialism. Continuum.score: 15.0
    Originally written in 1956 and revised in 1972, this book explores the work of many of the most important thinkers of the 20th century, including Ayer, ...
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  47. Colin Wilson (1966/1967). Introduction to the New Existentialism. Boston, Houghton Mifflin.score: 15.0
    ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Thanks are due to the authors and publishers of the following books for permission to reproduce copyright material : JP Sartre— Words ...
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  48. Ian Craib (1976). Existentialism and Sociology: A Study of Jean-Paul Sartre. Cambridge University Press.score: 15.0
    A study of the work of Jean-Paul Sartre and of its relevance for contemporary sociology.
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  49. Thomas R. Flynn (1984). Sartre and Marxist Existentialism: The Test Case of Collective Responsibility. University of Chicago Press.score: 15.0
    In this important book, Thomas R. Flynn reinterprets and evaluates Sartre's social and political philosophy, arguing that the existential ethics of Sartre's ...
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  50. David Archard (1980). Marxism and Existentialism: The Political Philosophy of Sartre and Merleau-Ponty. Blackstaff Press.score: 15.0
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