I had encountered definitions of the term before, but none I could remember. Here is one from W. Kaufmann’s “Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre.”

“The refusal to belong to any school of thought, the repudiation of the adequacy of any body of beliefs whatever, and especially of systems, and a marked dissatisfaction with traditional philosophy as superficial, academic, and remote from life — that is at the heart of existentialism.”


4 thoughts on “Existentialism

  1. Definitely resonates with me. Schools of thought are fragmentations. Reality is continuous.

    Natural question: does an existentialist belong to the school of thought with the same name? 🙂

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