existentialism :

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  • n  (philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement chiefly in Europe; assumes that people are entirely free and thus responsible for what they make of themselves

  • The aftermath of World War II spawned no identifiable Lost Generation, but it did bring a word for intellectuals to play with: existentialism.
  • When existentialism first became the rage in Paris, she was a slinky creature with a dubious reputation.
  • The first was the Flore (1865), celebrated as the headquarters of existentialism.
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  • Important Question of the Day: Could the Sharknado Take Sharktopus in a Fight to the Death?
    (From Sci-Fi Channel) Here at Zimbio we like to examine life's bigger, grander questions. After warming up with a relaxing examination of whether Camus or Sartre have had a greater impact on existentialism in the digital age, today we found ourselves facing a REAL question: Who would win in a fight between the Sharknado and Sharktopus? Ignoring that the Sharknado appears to be bereft of any ...
    July 11, 2013 - Zimbio

  • Bertrand Tavernier in New York Times
    Bergman was the first to bring metaphysics - religion, death, existentialism - to the screen,Bertrand Tavernier, the French film director, said. "But the best of Bergman is the way he speaks of women, of the relationship between men and...
  • Norman Mailer in Boston Globe (registration)
    In "Armies of the Night," Mr. Mailer described his thought as a "private mixture of Marxism, conservatism, nihilism, and large parts of existentialism."
  • Bob Dylan in Chicago Tribune (blog)
    Prine's stuff is pure Proustian existentialism. Midwestern mind trips to the nth degree,Dylan said last year.

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