An excellent discussion of existentialist philosophy, written for the general public, is in William Barrett's, Irrational Man (1958).
In the U.S.A., the book is widely available in libraries, in new-book stores, and in major used-book stores. There are 6 general characteristics of existentialism. These characteristics include existence before essence, reason is unable to deal with the depths of life, alienation, fear and trembling or anxiety, the encounter with nothingness, and freedom.
Existentialism does not play into atheism.
Søren Kierkegaard was the first existentialism philosopher, so be the founder.
Existentialism is a philosophy and postmodernism was an art form/movement
Atheists have friends like anyone else; existentialism is irrelevant.
It does no such thing ! You may want to read about philosophy to learn what existentialism is.
Existentialist epistemology is, like most existentialism, based on personal choice - i.e. a choice to believe.
Felicity Joseph has written: 'The Continuum companion to existentialism' -- subject(s): Existentialism
Ernest Breisach has written: 'Introduction to modern existentialism. --' -- subject(s): Existentialism
The Existentialism period was from the late 1930's to the late 1950's, roughly. Hope this helped :)
As far as I am concerned existentialism plays no part.
George Washington Davis has written: 'Existentialism and theology' -- subject(s): Existentialism
Roger Troisfontaines was a European philosopher as well as an author. His book titles include Existentialism and Christian Thought, and What is Existentialism?
Diane Christine Raymond has written: 'Existentialism and the philosophical tradition' -- subject(s): Existentialism
Milton DeVerne Hunnex has written: 'Existentialism and Christian belief. --' -- subject(s): Existentialism
Philosophers like Jean-Paul Sartre and Friedrich Nietzsche offer very different takes on the idea of existentialism. Ultimately, the different types of existentialism rest on the unified idea of examining human existence.
Wesley Barnes has written: 'The philosophy and literature of existentialism' -- subject(s): Existentialism, Examinations, Study guides
Kierkegaard, Dostoyevsky, Nietzsche and Sartre are often referred to as the most prominent philosophers of existentialism.
Fernando R Molina has written: 'The sources of existentialism as philosophy' -- subject(s): Existentialism, Collections
Existentialism helps you to face life as it is, while actively living in a manner that makes a contribution to that reality. Existentialism challenges each person to be aware of the fundamental realities of existence and to live fully in the experience of that reality without denial or fantasy.