Irrational Man

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Irrational Man

A Study in Existential Philosophy

By William Barrett

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385031387, 314pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 1962


Widely recognized as the finest definition of existentialist Philosophy, this book introduced existentialism to America in 1958. Barrett discusses the views of 19th and 20th century existentialists Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre and interprets the impact of their thinking on literature, art, and philosophy.