by. Gary Cox. · Rating details · ratings · 61 reviews. How to Be an Existentialist is a witty and entertaining book about the philosophy of existentialism. How to be an Existentialist by Gary Cox, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. At the same time, Gary Cox’s recent book How to Be an Existentialist, bracingly subtitled How to Get Real, Get a Grip and Stop Making Excuses.

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Did I also mention Cox quoted himself l Basically Existentialism For Dummies, except with a lot much more of author involvement and weird metaphors. Dec 04, Marc rated it did not like it Shelves: He joins the French Fascist movement and helps to beat up an immigrant in a racially motivated attack.

So I think that this must be true.

Like all great philosophies, existentialism is replete with timeless truths about the human condition. Cox makes fun of the reputation existentialism aan for being gloomy and pessimistic, exposing it for what it really is – an honest, uplifting, and potentially life changing philosophy!

This is an easy-to-read book about a philosophical tendency that’s not that complicated – at least not that complicated after you’ve read the book.

Just one but both the existentialist and the light bulb have to want to change. He was the living embodiment of the existentialist maxim that life has no meaning other than the one we choose to give it.

How to Be an Existentialist: or How to Get Real, Get a Grip and Stop Making Excuses by Gary Cox

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Basically just want to tell people that they don’t have to be stuck in misery while in the pursuit of happiness. He has persuaded himself that his existence is not accidental but essential and that he has sacred rights granted by God and his nation, such as the right to have unquestionable opinions and prejudices and the right to have his necessary existence confirmed by the respect of others, especially his social inferiors.


His theory of bad faith, for example, is a powerful device for analyzing human actions and discovering their real motivations, often motivations that the person seeks to ignore and deny.

How to Be an Existentialist: An attack on contemporary excuse culture, the book urges us to fac How to Be an Existentialist is a witty and entertaining book about the philosophy of existentialism. Having a book full of Gary Cox’s opinions turns out to be quite useless if you find out he’s the perfect mix of pretentious and obnoxious.

Sartre receives the most attention, but Nietzsche and others are also covered in some detail. Sartre was a great man because of the work he produced in accordance with his philosophical vision, principles, and ideals.

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And I love the sarcastic asides!! The main challenge was doing justice to his enormous life and work in less than 75, words. A brilliant, concise book on existentialism which makes difficult concepts easier to grasp. However, all this bravado of attitude is incidental, and existentizlist of any use to understanding the difficult concepts. Want to Read saving…. So there is this thing about philosophers Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Believe the philosophy and world-view of existentialism 3.

Or laughing at Trump’s loony-tunes antics and foibles and lies.


How to Be an Existentialist: or How to Get Real, Get a Grip and Stop Making Excuses

Art and Conspiracy at the Met Breuer. Lol damn a little mind boggling no? These are often hard truths to swallow, but must be confronted by anyone trying to live honestly — authenticallyas Sartre puts it. I mean there are so many important terms, there are so many insightful statements.

Some thirty years later I gay this rather thin book in a bookstore and I couldn’t resist a renewed acquaintance. My first full exposure to existentialism and boy, was it a good one.


They may have done so as an act of rebellion or to send a message that they were unhappy with the establishment; they may not have believed he’d actually win since every poll said he wasn’t going to win, so what was the harm for voting for him as a goof? The cute trick the author plays on the reader in showing that it is impossible to be an existentialist is forgivable and deftly points to the ultimate maxim “existence precedes essence.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Loading comments… Trouble loading? There are particular things, like chairs and stones, and there is nothing beyond the series of particular things other than consciousness, which is nothing existwntialist consciousness of particular things.

In recommended reading, he recommended a few amazing books, followed by like two of his own.