[Wolff, Kurt Heinrich] / Barrett, William.
Irrational Man – A Study in Existential Philosophy.
Garden City / New York, Doubleday Anchor Books, 1958. Octavo. , 278 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective collector’s mylar. First edition of this early engagement with Existentialist philosophy in English and certainly one of the books that defined the terrain for the Beats and later for the Hippy “movement.” Fine in very good+ dust jacket. From the library of sociologist Kurt Wolff.
Chapters include: The Advent of Existentialism / The Encounter with Nothingness / The Testimony of Modern Art / The Sources of Existentialism in the Western Tradition / Hebraism and Hellenism / Christian Sources / The Flight from Laputa / The Existentialists: Kierkegaard / Nietzsche / Heidegger / Sartre / Integral vs. Rational Man: The Place of the Furies / With Appendices: Negation, Finitude and the Nature of Man / Existence and Analytic Philosophers /
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