Wrote in French, but wasn't really a "French writer..." He was Irish. By that logic, Hemmingway and Achebe would be would be "English writersPFoster 11:50, 31 January 2008 (EST)
- Oh, sorry, my bad. I'll see if I can fix it with an economy of words. Oh, and I forgot Ionescu (sp.?) human 12:33, 31 January 2008 (EST)
Anybody here ever seen the film Waking Life? It's an entire film built around discussing existential concepts, and I recommend it if existential philosophy peaks your interest (although, it's only for when you are in an inquisitive mood, otherwise it can lag on and on and on).The Goonie 1 (talk) 04:39, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
- Like that Swedish movie where a guy plays chess to stay alive? Yeah, existentialism is boring (but true). Essentialism is dynamic, exciting, full of plot twists - but, false. IMHO. ħuman 06:41, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
Quote chopped from top
Existentialism is nothing else but an attempt to draw the full conclusions from a consistently atheistic position.—J.P. Sartre (Existentialism is a Humanism)
It's an interesting quote, but it's not the be-all and end-all of existentialism - just the "motto" of one proponent/explorer of the topic. Probably belongs in the article somewhere, but not right across the top. ħuman 02:56, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
What is Existentialism?
In the article there is the line "...what the writers thought existentialism was about", followed by what people commonly associate with the philosophy. Could someone (Human?) include a commentary on how those items relate to what Existentialism actually is?--Just relax, and stay funny (talk) 19:22, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
"Inverse" existential crisis?
So I saw under the section about existential crisis the most common reason for one, namely
"A full recognition of one's mortality, and a realization that one is going to die"
But have there been any other people who have had a crisis brought on by the opposite fear (such as this or this)? Because in all honesty, it would be a greater source of comfort to me to know that, no matter what, someday I will utterly and irrevocably cease to exist.--Andled (talk) 03:35, 16 November 2014 (UTC)