Existentialism: A Bibliography

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Reply Mon 26 Oct, 2009 10:17 pm
I don't see a bibliography here so I will post one. Any thoughts, suggestions or comments are most welcome.

BOOKS listed by Author

Arendt, Hannah.
Essays In Understanding, 1930-1954.
New York : Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1994.
B908 .A741 1994

Barnes, Hazel Estella.
The Literature of Possibility : A Study in Humanistic Existentialism.
Lincoln, NE : University of Nebraska Press, 1959.
B819 .B33

Barrett, William.
Irrational Man : A Study in Existential Philosophy.
Garden City, NY : Doubleday, 1962.
B819 .B34 1962

Barrett, William.
Philosophy in the Twentieth Century : An Anthology.
New York : Random House, 1962.
B804 .B36 1962

Barrett, William.
What Is Existentialism?
New York : Grove Press, 1964.
BD355 .B3 1964

Barrett, William.
What Is Existentialism?
New York : Grove Press, 1965.
BD355.B3 1965z

Best, Victoria.
An Introduction to Twentieth Century French Literature.
London : Duckworth, 2002.
PQ305 .B48 2002

Blackham, H. J.
Six Existentialist Thinkers.
New York : Macmillan, 1952.
B819 .B58 1952a

Bloom Harold (Ed.)
Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment.
New York : Chelsea House Publishers, 1988.
PG3325.P73 B55 1988

Borowitz, Eugene B.
A Layman's Introduction to Religious Existentialism.
Philadelphia : Westminster Press, 1965.
B819 .B647

Bree, Germaine.
Camus and Sartre : Crisis and Commitment.
New York : Delacorte Press, 1972.
B2430.s34 B68

Catalano, Joseph.
A Commentary on Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1980.
B2430.S33 E834 1980

Charlesworth, M. J.
The Existentialists and Jean-Paul Sartre.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1976.
B2430.S34 C52 1976

Cotkin, George.
Existential America.
Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
B944.E94 C68 2003

Cousins, Norman.
The Celebration of Life : A Dialogue on Immortality and Infinity.
New York : Harper & Row, 1974.
BD431 .C75

Denton, David E. (Ed.)
Existentialism and Phenomenology in Education.
New York : Teacher's College Press, 1974.
LB41 .E953

Earle, William, et al.
Christianity and Existentialism.
Evanston, IL : Northwestern University Press, 1963.
B819 .L52

Fallico, Arturo B.
Art & Existentialism.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ : Prentice-Hall, 1962.
N72 .F3

Flynn, Thomas R.
Sartre and Marxist Existentialism : The Test Case of Collective Responsibility.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1984.
B2430.S34 F58 1984

Friedman, Maurice S.
The Worlds of Existentialism : A Critical Reader.
New York : Random House, 1964.
B21 .F73

Guignon, Charles (Ed.)
Existentialism : Basic Writings.
Indianapolis : Hackett, 2001.
B819 .E865 2001

Greene, Marjorie Glicksman.
Dreadful freedom : A Critique of Existentialism.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1948.
BD355 .G7

Grene, Norman Nathaniel.
Jean-Paul Sartre : The Existentialist Ethic.
Ann Arbor, MI : University of Michigan Press, 1963.
B2430.S34 G7 1963

Haring, Bernhard.
The Christian Existentialist : The Philosophy and Theology of Self-Fulfillment in Modern Society.
New York : New York University Press, 1968.
B828.5 .H3

Harper, Ralph.
Existentialism : A Theory of Man.
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 1948.
B819 .H3 c.2

Hartman, Klaus.
Sartre's Ontology : a Study of Being and Nothingness in the Light of Hegel's Logic.
Evanston, IL : Northwestern University Press, 1966.
B2430.S34 H353

Hayim, Gila J.
The Existential Sociology of Jean-Paul Sartre.
Amherst, MA : University of PMassachusetts Press, 1980.
B2430.S34 H384

Herberg, Will.
Four Existentialist Theologians : A Reader From the Works of Jacques Maritain, Nicolas Berdyaev, Martin Buber, and Paul Tillich.
Garden City, NY : Doubleday, 1958.
BL51 .H469

Hubben, William.
Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Kafka : Four Prophets of Our Destiny.
New York : Collier Books, 1962.
B803 .H8 1962

Jaspers, Karl.
Philosophy of Existence.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1971.
B3279 .J33 E83

Jaspers, Karl.
Reason and Existenz : Five Lectures.
New York : Noonday Press, 1955.
B3279.J33 V414

Kaufmann, Walter Arnold.
Existentialism From Dostoevsky to Sartre.
New York : New American Library, 1956.
B819 .K3 1956a

Kaufmann, Walter Arnold.
From Shakespeare to Existentialism : An Original Study : Essays on Shakespeare and Goethe; Hegel and Kierkegaard; Nietzsche, Rilke, and Freud; Jaspers, Heidegger, and Toynbee.
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1980.
B791 .K3 1980

Kern, Edith.
Sartre : A Collection of Critical Essays.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ : Prentice-Hall, 1962.
PQ2637.A82 Z76

Killinger, John.
Hemingway and the Dead Gods : A Study in Existentialism.
Lexington, KY : University of Kentucky Press, 1960.
PS3515.E37 Z67

Kingston, Temple.
French Existentialism : A Christian Critique.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1961.
B819 .K52

Lehan, Richard Daniel.
A Dangerous Crossing : French Literary Existentialism and the Modern American Novel.
Carbondale, IL : Southern Illinois University Press, 1972.
PS228.E9 L4

Macquarrie, John.
Philadelphia : Westminster Press, 1972.
B819 .M2 1972b

Mann, Jesse Aloysius.
Reflections on Man : Readings in Philosophical Psychology From Classical Philosophy to Existentialism.
New York : Harcourt, Brace & World, 1966.
BD450 .M27

Marcel, Gabriel.
The Philosophy of Existence.
Plainview, NY : Books for Libraries Press, 1969.
B819 .M25 1969

Marino, Gordon (Ed.)
Basic Writings of Existentialism.
B819 .B37 2004

McBride, William L. (Ed.)
The Development and Meaning of Twentieth Century Existentialism.
New York : Garland, 1997.
B819 .D45 1997

McBride, William L. (Ed.)
Existentialist Ethics.
New York : Garland, 1997.
B2430.S34 E94 1997

McBride, William L. (Ed.)
Existentialist Literature and Aesthetics.
New York : Garland, 1997.
PQ2637.A82 Z69 1997

McDonald, Paul S.
The Existentialist Reader.
New York : Routledge, 2001.
B819 .E945 2001

Michalson, Carl.
Christianity and the Existentialists.
New York : Scribner, 1956.
B819 .M52

Murdoch, Iris.
Existentialists and Mystics : Writings on Philosophy and Literature.
New York : Penguin Books, 1999.

Murdoch, Iris.
Sartre, Romantic Rationalist.
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 1953.
B2430.S34 M8

Murdoch, Iris.
Sartre, Romantic Rationalist.
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 1959.
B2430.S34 M8 1959z

Novack, George Edward.
Existentialism Versus Marxism : Conflicting Views on Humanism.
New York : Dell, 1966.
B819 .N6

Olson, Robert G.
An Introduction to Existentialism.
New York : Dover Publications, 1962.
B819 .O4

Priest, Stephen (Ed.)
Jean-Paul Sartre : Basic Writings
B2430.S31 P75 2001

Reinhardt, Kurt F.
The Existentialist Revolt : The Main Themes and Phases of Existentialism : Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Jaspers, Sartre, Marcel.
New York : F. Ungar, 1960.
B819 .R45 1960

Rintelen, Fritz Joachim von.
Beyond Existentialism.
London : G. Allen & Unwin, 1962.
B819 .R5 1962

Ross, Joan.
The Existentialism of Alberto Moravia.
Carbondale, IL : Southern Illinois University Press, 1972.
PQ4829.O62 Z87

Rupp, George.
Beyond Existentialism and Zen : Religion in a Pluralistic World.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1979.
BL51 .R68

Sartre, Jean-Paul.
Being and Nothingness : An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology.
New York : Philosophical Library, 1956.
B819 .S272

Sartre, Jean-Paul.
Being and Nothingness : A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology.
New York : Washington Square Press, 1966.
B819 .S272 1966a c.2

Sartre, Jean-Paul.
Critique of Dialectical Reason : Theory of Practical Examples.
London, : Verso, 1982.
B809.8 .S324913 1982

Sartre, Jean-Paul.
Essays in Existentialism.
Secaucus, NJ : Citadel Press, 1974.
B2430.S32 E5 1974

Sartre, Jean-Paul.
Existentialism and Humanism.
Brooklyn, NY : Haskell House, 1977.
B819 .S32 1977

Sartre, Jean-Paul.
Existentialism and the Human Emotions.
New York : Philosophical Library, 1957.
B819 .S2735 1957

Sartre, Jean-Paul.
L'Existentialisme Est un Humanisme.
Paris : Nagel, c1962.
BD355 .S32 1962

Schaff, Adam.
A Phiosophy of Man : Essays.
New York : Dell, 1968.
B809.8 .S3463 1968z

Scott, Nathan A.
Mirrors of Man in Existentialism.
New York : Collins, 1978.
B819 .S374 1978

Shestov, Lev.
Kierkegaard and the Existential Philosophy.
Athens, OH : Ohio University Press, 1969.
BX4827.K5 S514

Shinn, Roger Lincoln.
The Existentialist Posture : A Christian Look at its Meaning, Impact, Values, Dangers.
New York : Association Press, 1959.
B819 .S3

Solomon, Robert C.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
B819 .E864 2005

Solomon, Robert C.
From Rationalism to Existentialism : The Existentialists and Their Nineteenth-Century Backgrounds.
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001.
B819 .S577 2001

Sontag, Frederick.
The Existentialist Prolegomena : To a Future Metaphysics.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1969.
BD131 .S63

Spanos, William V.
A Casebook on Existentialism.
New York : Crowell, 1966.
PN771 .S623

Tillich, Paul.
The Courage To Be.
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 1952.
BJ1533.C8 T5

Tillich, Paul.
The Courage To Be.
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 1980.
BJ1533.C8 T5 1980

Ussher, Arland.
Journey Through Dread : A Study of Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and Sartre.
New York : Devin-Adair, 1955.
B819 .U8 1955z

Valone, James J.
The Ethics and Existentialism of Kierkegaard : Outlines For a Philosophy of Life.
Lanham, MD : University Press of America, 1983.
B4378.E8 V34 1983

Wahl, Jean Andre.
A Short History of Existentialism.
New York : Philosophical Library, 1949.
B819 .W32

Warnock, Mary.
London : Oxford University Press, 1970.
B819 .W37 1970

Zaner, Richard M.
Phenomenology and Existentialism.
New York : Putnam, 1973.
B829.5 .Z33 1973
Didymos Thomas
Reply Tue 27 Oct, 2009 04:05 pm
I think, regarding philosophers, Nietzsche and maybe even Kierkegaard should be added. Both are foundational figures to the existential movement that developed later.

Also, I would recommend to anyone interested in existentialism Camus, Dostoevsky, and Kafka. Though none were philosophers in the strict sense, their work oozes philosophical brilliance, and they certainly flow along existential lines. Kerouac went so far as to say of Nietzsche that he was Dostoevsky fifty years too late.

Otherwise, wow! what a list. I certainly have a much longer list of 'must reads' now. Thanks.
Reply Wed 28 Oct, 2009 12:29 am
@Didymos Thomas,
Thanks for the feedback DT. I will get bibliographies for Nietzsche and Kierkegaard and see if I can't stick them somewhere convenient that's not too incongruous.

And I agree with your sentiment. Good bibliographies are underrated.
Reply Wed 28 Oct, 2009 01:02 pm
I think that bibliographies for individual thinkers would best be located in their respective forums, and this bibliography limited to general surveys, else it will turn into an unwieldy and large endeavor.

I would add:

Hazel E. Barnes
An Existentialist Ethics
NY: Knopf, 1967
Reply Wed 28 Oct, 2009 07:18 pm
I think there is a confusion between the "works" of each philosopher on the one hand, and the general secondary literature surrounding each philosopher on the other hand.

It is overly easy to produce a list of works by an individual philosopher or thinker whereas it is more useful to produce a bibliography of the secondary literature.

I would place a chronological list of works by Nietzsche in the Nietzsche forum and underneath that I could produce a bibliography of the secondary literature. How does that sound?
That would be nice I think.
Reply Thu 29 Oct, 2009 08:14 am
I have already done Nietzsche, although it needs some additions, in roughly a similar fashion, with original and selected secondary sources separated and briefly annotated. A bibliography of general or introductory works on the "existentialist movement" will be a great addition to Philforum, as would be bibliographies for the individual philosophers. (And much easier to update all around).

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