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Existentialist Identity Questions

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Existentialism is a broad label that most commonly is applied to philosophers, writers, artists, and thinkers revolting against traditional ways of philosophical thinking. Instead of providing a set of tenets about existence qua existence detached from reality, the existentialists’ center of focus is questions about existence qua human existence embedded in the lived world. The main concern is the engaged human being and his or her struggle to make the choices that give life meaning. Self-identity is especially ...

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