existentialist : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a philosopher who emphasizes freedom of choice and personal responsibility but who regards human existence in a hostile universe as unexplainable
- a relating to or involving existentialism
the existentialist character of his ideas
- The philosophy of the once-obscure 19th century theologian has been abused to label everything from "existentialist" hairdos to literature, and his troubled probings of Man, God .
- The second sounds as though it had wandered in from some 1950s existentialist drama.
- A tour de force of the form, it combines wild, fever-dream visions with dark, existentialist gag humor.
News & Articles
- The Hot List: Internet Cat Video Fest, 'Weekly Recurring Humor Night,' Bill Maher, more
The week's highlights include a festival of cat videos with special guest star, Henri, the Existentialist car; Bill Maher; humor night at the Tonic Lounge; the "Art for the Millions Bike Ride: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA"; and Season 1 of Aaron Sorkin's talkathon, "The Newsroom."
June 21, 2013 - The Oregonian
- Meet (or Don’t Meet, Optimally) a New Anti-Social App, Hell Is Other People
In Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist play No Exit, one of the damned souls concludes that “hell is other people.” Nearly 70 years later, that quote has inspired a new app that helps you be as anti-social as possible. The app, Hell …
June 18, 2013 - WebProNews
- Ellen Page in TheChronicleHerald.ca
Page says the film gets to the heart of the human psyche and "brings up real intense, existentialist questions that I know I think about a lot," making us think not just about the fleeting glimpses into our subconscious offered by dreams, but...
- Jean-Paul Sartre in The Hindu
In a lecture L'Existentialisme est un Humanisme (1945) Jean Paul Sartre said, "The existentialist is strongly opposed to a certain type of secular moralism," and added: "Towards 1880, when the French professors endeavoured to formulate a...
- Christopher Durang in New York Times
Mr. Durang writes: "The incipient existentialist in me identified with both Paul's bitterness and his introspection. He knew he was troubled about life, and though he couldn't talk to anyone else about it, he talked to himself."