Human Existence and Transcendence

2017.07.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jean Wahl, Human Existence and Transcendence, William Hackett (tr. and ed.), University of Notre Dame Press, 2016, 151pp., $40.00
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2017.07.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jean Wahl, Human Existence and Transcendence, William Hackett (tr. and ed.), University of Notre Dame Press, 2016, 151pp., $40.00 (hbk.), ISBN 9780268101060. Reviewed by Edward Baring, Drew University In twentieth-century French intellectual history, Jean Wahl is a ubiquitous if elusive figure. He was the author of the essay and then book, "Vers le concret [towards the concrete]," whose title became a rallying cry for critics of French idealism in the 1930s. Wahl then gained fame for guiding the reception of many of the main non-French sources for existentialism: he wrote the highly respected Études Kierkegaardiennes in 1938, which was an important reference point for scholars both in France and elsewhere, and his readings of Hegel, Heidegger, Nietzsche, and Jaspers set the standard against which a generation of thinkers developed their own interpretations. Later, his books A Short History of Existentialism. . .

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