• (Cambridge, 1993); andMatt Ridley, (Penguin, 1998).
  • by Roger Woolhouse (Penguin, 1988) andKenneth P.
  • Prominent existentialists include ,,,,, and .

Recommended Reading:Clarence Darrow, (Prometheus, 1994) andBertrand Russell, (Simon & Schuster, 1977).

by Stephen Engstrom and Jennifer Whiting (Cambridge, 1998);J.

Ackrill, (Oxford, 1972); andDon Asselin, (Peter Lang, 1989).

Recommended Reading:Samuel Alexander,  (Thoemmes, 2000) andSamuel Alexander,  (Ayer, 1940).
Although they differ on many details, existentialists generally suppose that the as a human being entails both my unqualified to make of myself whatever I will and the awesome of employing that freedom appropriately, without being driven by toward escaping into the or of any conventional set of rules for behavior, even though the entire project may turn out to be.

Phillips, and Catherine Anderson, (Seymour, 1997).

Recommended Reading:Joan Stambaugh,  (Taylor & Francis, 1988) andMircea Eliade, , tr.
In the contemporary debates on homosexuality, many are tempted to start with an appeal to divine revelation, whether understood from a Catholic or a Protestant perspective. But if you start there, you will rightly be criticized for “pushing your religion down someone’s throat,” which is disallowed in a political order like ours that prizes religious liberty. We are free to practice any religion or no religion, but we cannot violate the natural law, that moral law to which we are co-natured and which is accessible to reason. That is, we participate in this natural truth intuitively, and it makes eminent sense.


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Blanton (Springer Verlag, 2000);Morris Kline,  (Oxford, 1990); andWilliam Dunham,  (Math.
No one like a war, but you might be stating one. If God created “natural order” designated for one man and one woman, then why did he create homosexuals? You have a concern with the use of the word Gay. As I was growing up I did not encounter the word homosexual until they stopped referring to them as queers. You say “Homosexuality is wrong because God said so”. Stop putting words in God’s mouth.

[9] See the excellent chapter in C.S. Lewis’  called “Morality and Psychoanalysis.”
As Sartre and Merleau-Ponty would later do, Heidegger pursued theseissues with the somewhat unlikely resources of Edmund Husserl'sphenomenological method. And while not all existential philosopherswere influenced by phenomenology (for instance Jaspers and Marcel), thephilosophical legacy of existentialism is largely tied to the form ittook as an existential version of phenomenology. Husserl's efforts inthe first decades of the twentieth century had been directed towardestablishing a descriptive science of consciousness, by which heunderstood not the object of the natural science of psychology but the“transcendental” field of intentionality, i.e., that whereby ourexperience is meaningful, an experience of somethingas something. The existentialists welcomed Husserl's doctrineof intentionality as a refutation of the Cartesian view according towhich consciousness relates immediately only to its ownrepresentations, ideas, sensations. According to Husserl, consciousnessis our direct openness to the world, one that is governed categorially(normatively) rather than causally; that is, intentionality is not aproperty of the individual mind but the categorial framework in whichmind and world become intelligible.[]

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On the existential view, to understand what a human being is it is notenough to know all the truths that natural science—including thescience of psychology—could tell us. The dualist who holds thathuman beings are composed of independentsubstances—“mind” and “body”—is nobetter off in this regard than is the physicalist, who holds thathuman existence can be adequately explained in terms of thefundamental physical constituents of the universe. Existentialism doesnot deny the validity of the basic categories of physics, biology,psychology, and the other sciences (categories such as matter,causality, force, function, organism, development, motivation, and soon). It claims only that human beings cannot be fully understood interms of them. Nor can such an understanding be gained bysupplementing our scientific picture with a moralone. Categories of moral theory such as intention, blame,responsibility, character, duty, virtue, and the like docapture important aspects of the human condition, but neither moralthinking (governed by the norms of the good and the right) norscientific thinking (governed by the norm of truth)suffices.

Existentialism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

As did Kierkegaard, then, Nietzsche uncovers an aspect of my beingthat can be understood neither in terms of immediate drives andinclinations nor in terms of a universal law of behavior, an aspectthat is measured not in terms of an objective inventory ofwhat I am but in terms of my way of being it. NeitherKierkegaard nor Nietzsche, however, developed this insight in a fullysystematic way. That would be left to their twentieth-centuryheirs.

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It is sometimes suggested, therefore, that existentialism just is thisbygone cultural movement rather than an identifiable philosophicalposition; or, alternatively, that the term should be restricted toSartre's philosophy alone. But while a philosophical definition ofexistentialism may not entirely ignore the cultural fate of the term,and while Sartre's thought must loom large in any account ofexistentialism, the concept does pick out a distinctive cluster ofphilosophical problems and helpfully identifies a relatively distinctcurrent of twentieth- and now twenty-first-century philosophicalinquiry, one that has had significant impact on fields such astheology (through Rudolf Bultmann, Paul Tillich, Karl Barth, andothers) and psychology (from Ludwig Binswanger and Medard Boss to OttoRank, R. D. Laing, and Viktor Frankl). What makes this current ofinquiry distinct is not its concern with “existence” ingeneral, but rather its claim that thinking about humanexistence requires new categories not found in the conceptualrepertoire of ancient or modern thought; human beings can beunderstood neither as substances with fixed properties, nor assubjects interacting with a world of objects.