Definition of existentialism
: a chiefly 20th century philosophical movement embracing diverse doctrines but centering on analysis of individual existence in an unfathomable universe and the plight of the individual who must assume ultimate responsibility for acts of free will without any certain knowledge of what is right or wrong or good or bad
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Spencer Kornhaber: As The Leftovers has so often done, this episode sent me down an existentialism Wikipedia hole.
A lucid joint portrait of the writers and philosophers who embodied existentialism.
This way of thinking is what used to be called existentialism, and Mr. Dylan is one of its great products.
In that light, the dizziness and anguish of existentialism were out of fashion.
And the history of ideas leading up to existentialism is full of fine-tuning and tangents.
Camus may have earned his existentialism in the French Resistance.
Bowie's Berlin period was defined by a deep existentialism.
Unlike many shows before and since, The Prisoner dealt with esoteric themes of personal freedom, individuality, governance, law and order, existentialism, etc.
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