In search of authenticity : from Kierkegaard to Camus / Jacob Golomb
By: Golomb, Jacob.Series: Problems of modern European thought.Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1995Description: 219 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780415119474; 0415119464(hbk); 0415119472 (pbk.).Subject(s): Authenticity (Philosophy) | Existential ethicsDDC classification: 179.9
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-211) and index.
Authenticity, sincerity and honesty; authenticity, literature and irony; Kierkegaard's ironic ladder to authentic faith; Nietzsche's pathos of authenticity; Heidegger's ontology of authenticity; Sartre - from phenomenological ontology to psychoanalysis and politics; Camus's return to authentic human morality. Conclusion - authenticity and ethics.
Great philosophers such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Sartre have clearly been preoccupied by the possibility of authenticity. In this study, Jacob Golomb looks closely at the literature and writings of these philosophers in his analysis of their ethics.