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International Journal of English Literature and Culture

Vol. 3(5), pp. 133-136, May, 2015

 ISSN: 2360-7831

DOI: 10.14662/IJELC2015.041

Research Paper

The Controversy over the Concept of Existentialism from Kierkegaard to Sartre

 

*1Mohammad Motiee and Ebrahim Sheikhzadeh2

 

1Ph.D. in English Literature, English Department, Tehran Markazi Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

Email: motiee_25@yahoo.ca

2Ph.D. in Linguistics, English Department, Tehran Markazi Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

Email: zabannegar@hotmail.com

 

Accepted 29 May 2015

 

Abstract

 

The concept of existentialism has been a matter of hot debate and controversy in the philosophy of Kierkegaard and Sartre. The futility, nothingness and absurdity of the human condition worldwide were all justified and led to a kind of solution by different approaches like Christianity, loss of faith, authentic existence and responsibility. Accordingly, the universal human condition was pondered in different ways and the philosophy of thought tried to render an awareness of such condition for human beings. The present study aims at exploring some of these approaches purported by prominent existentialists like Sartre and Kierkegaard and discuss the myriad controversies over the concept of existentialism.

Keywords: Existence, Existentialism, Alienation, Being, Absurdity
 

 

Cite This Article As: Motiee M, Sheikhzadeh E (2015). The Controversy over the Concept of Existentialism from Kierkegaard to Sartre. Inter. J. Eng. Lit. Cult. 3(5): 133-136

 

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