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    probably a bit boring, but i need to know, does anyone know what the opposite of existentialism is?

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    (Original post by grace)
    probably a bit boring, but i need to know, does anyone know what the opposite of existentialism is?

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    non-existentialism
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    (Original post by grace)
    probably a bit boring, but i need to know, does anyone know what the opposite of existentialism is?

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    non-existentialism

    I'll tell you that for free.
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    (Original post by gayboy09)
    non-existentialism

    I'll tell you that for free.
    are u being serious? Or are u taking the piss? I can't tell the difference!! lol
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    Imprisoned? Confined?? (I'm taking existentialism to mean that people are free to make their own decisions)
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    There is no direct opposite to Existentialism. It's like saying what is the opposite of a table. :rolleyes:

    The closest would be fatalism/determinism which means we have no choice (see my earlier thread!)
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    (Original post by suz19)
    Imprisoned? Confined?? (I'm taking existentialism to mean that people are free to make their own decisions)
    and you would be wrong.

    If you writing it got an essay you could talk about inherant purpose as the opposite :confused:
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    (Original post by Gnostic)
    Existentialism doesn't have a direct polar opposite philosophical system. Existentialism is one of many philosophical systems. Existentialism is part of 'continental' philosophy which, however, is often contrasted against 'Anglo-Saxon' philosophy. The former believes that philosophy is an art, the latter that philosophy should be scientific.
    hmm education and politics are quite philosophical in our Anglo-Saxon country in that case
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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    There is no direct opposite to Existentialism. It's like saying what is the opposite of a table. :rolleyes:

    The closest would be fatalism/determinism which means we have no choice (see my earlier thread!)
    A non-table! (ok, mayb not.....)
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    (Original post by bono)
    A non-table! (ok, mayb not.....)
    You're such a cheat. lol. No - because a non-table could mean a computer, a tree, a cat...anything. And those would hardly be called opposites of a table.
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    I read a little bit of Jean-Paul Satre's work. he was one of the key people in existensialism, so he'd be a person to read

    ignore that comment. just re-read your question ... "opposite of ..."!!
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    (Original post by corey)
    inherant purpose as the opposite :confused:
    that sounds more like what i'm after...i'm writing an essay on Tennyson's "Eleänore" about personal debasement in the presence of perfection and want to speak about how she is capable of altering ones worldly stance so that it is *opposite of existentialism*...
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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    You're such a cheat. lol. No - because a non-table could mean a computer, a tree, a cat...anything. And those would hardly be called opposites of a table.
    of course they would


    Oh btw Adhsur - 'You can't use the external world as proof of the external world' makes sense ...right?
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    (Original post by Katie Heskins)
    I read a little bit of by Jean-Paul Satre's work. he was one of the key people in existensialism, so he'd be a person to read.
    read some of his stuff last year in my french class - by the way am i surrrounded by budding philosophy students in here or are there Law students here too - i can pick out corey and gnostic as the philos
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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    You're such a cheat. lol. No - because a non-table could mean a computer, a tree, a cat...anything. And those would hardly be called opposites of a table.
    Why not? That's just society's interpretation...
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    (Original post by Kurdt Morello)
    read some of his stuff last year in my french class - by the way am i surrrounded by budding philosophy students in here or are there Law students here too - i can pick out corey and gnostic as the philos
    what about ME?! Lol, i am a follower of epistemology!!!!!
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    (Original post by Gnostic)
    Here's a paradox for you - I'm a law graduate who is a lover of sophia
    i dont get it - but will do when i read up a little more or regain my memory - and dont worry Kate Heskins - i'll chat to u more when i know what epistemology is!!!!!!!!!!
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    (Original post by Gnostic)
    Here's a paradox for you - I'm a law graduate who is a lover of sophia
    That doesn't seem very paradoxical to me....
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    (Original post by corey)
    That doesn't seem very paradoxical to me....
    i am torn between epicureanism and the stoicism
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    (Original post by Gnostic)
    Actually it's not - see Chomsky (the mind is structured before birth to recognise valid dualisms).
    Bah, philosophers, there's no right or wrong with you lot...
 
 
 
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