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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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existentialismex‧is‧ten‧tial‧is‧m /ˌeɡzɪˈstenʃəlɪzəm/ noun [uncountable] technical  RPthe belief in philosophy that people are responsible for their own actions and experiences, and that the world has no meaningexistentialist adjectiveexistentialist noun [countable]
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existentialismThat is the starting point for existentialism.Radical subjectivism brings the anguish and forlornness of existentialism to man at the close of dualism.Mr Murray has no time for the fashionable preoccupations of academic critics or for the dead-end road of existentialism.There is a dominant sense of existentialism running through your books, beginning as far back as your first novel.In literary theory they emerge as Marxism, phenomenology, existentialism, structuralism, poststructuralism, deconstruction.In the context of post-war uncertainty it is relatively easy to relate existentialism to abstract expressionism.A little epistemology and some existentialism.Objectivism thus turns existentialism inside out.
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