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 Definition Twentieth century philosophical and cultural trend that sees human life as being self-authored, rejecting pre-written essences of human life. [d] [e]
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Existentialism is a philosophical and cultural trend associated with nineteenth-century writers

The themes are much older - I cite Hegel particularly, but as sual thereare Chinese and other traditons to recognise!

Martin Cohen 17:46, 11 November 2008 (UTC)


Whatever period is selected, the article and definition pages should agree. Right now, the article is saying 19th century but the definition says 20th. I lack the subject matter expertise to say if either is correct. Howard C. Berkowitz 17:52, 11 November 2008 (UTC)