ok, I tend to learn by critics first and fastest, so here’s a basic critic I found and I’ll start with him: Existentialism, a post-WWII phenomenon, is a philosophy that emphasizes individual existence, meaning, freedom and choices. Although it has much in common with nihilism, existentialism is more a of a reaction against traditional philosophers, such as rationalism, empiricism and positivism that seek to discover an ultimate order and universal meaning in metaphysical principle or in the structure of the observed world. It asserts that people actually make decisions based on what has meaning to them, rather than what is rational. Existentialism is a term applied to the work of certain late 19th and 20th century European philosophers who, despite profound doctrine differences, shared the belief that philosophical thinking beginning with the human subject, not merely the thinking subject (Crowell, 2010; Macquarrie, 1972; Oxford, 1995: 259), but the acting, feeling, living human individual (Macquarrie, 14- 15). While the supreme value of existentialist thought is commonly acknowl-edged to be freedom, its primary virtue is authenticity.

ok, I tend to learn by critics first and fastest, so here’s a basic critic I found and I’ll start with him:

Existentialism, a post-WWII phenomenon, is a philosophy that emphasizes individual existence, meaning, freedom and choices. Although it has much in common with nihilism, existentialism is more a of a reaction against traditional philosophers, such as rationalism, empiricism and positivism that seek to discover an ultimate order and universal meaning in metaphysical principle or in the structure of the observed world. It asserts that people actually make decisions based on what has meaning to them, rather than what is rational. Existentialism is a term applied to the work of certain late 19th and 20th century European philosophers who, despite profound doctrine differences, shared the belief that philosophical thinking beginning with the human subject, not merely the thinking subject (Crowell, 2010; Macquarrie, 1972; Oxford, 1995: 259), but the acting, feeling, living human individual (Macquarrie, 14- 15). While the supreme value of existentialist thought is commonly acknowl-edged to be freedom, its primary virtue is authenticity.

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