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At the existentialist café : freedom, being, and apricot cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Karl Jaspers, Edmund Husserl, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and others / Sarah Bakewell.

Bakewell, Sarah, author. (Author).
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  • 8 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Public Library - Bloomfield 142.78 BAK (Text) 36803000975974 NONFICTION Available -
Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County - Angola 142.78 BAK (Text) 33118000174906 Adult: New Book Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 142.78 BAKEWELL (Text) 33946003067340 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -
 Gift Note: Presented by Barbara and Wayne Kroemer, 2015 [ SFC 2016-03-17 @ HMMPL ]
LaGrange County Public Library - LaGrange 142.78 BAK (Text) 30477100913544 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville 142.78 BAK (Text) 78551000526052 Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 142.78 Bakewell (Text) 31208912269976 new non-fiction Available -
Rochester Library 142.78 BAK (Text) 33187004033490 Nonfiction - R In transit -
West Lafayette Public Library - West Lafayette 142.78 BAK (Text) 31951004092398 Main Floor - New Arrivals Available -
Westfield Washington Public Library - Westfield 142.78 Bakewell (Text) 78292000353974 Adult Non-Fiction Book Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781590514887
  • ISBN: 1590514882
  • Physical Description: 439 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Other Press, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [339]-421) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Sir, what a horror, existentialism! -- To the things themselves -- The magician from Messkirch -- The they, the call -- To crunch flowering almonds -- I don't want to eat my manuscripts -- Occupation, liberation -- Devastation -- Life studies -- The dancing philosopher -- Croisés comme ça -- The eyes of the least favoured -- Having once tasted phenomenology -- The imponderable bloom.
Summary, etc.: Featuring not only philosophers, but also playwrights, anthropologists, convicts, and revolutionaries, At the Existentialist Café follows the existentialists’ story, from the first rebellious spark through the Second World War, to its role in postwar liberation movements such as anticolonialism, feminism, and gay rights. Interweaving biography and philosophy, it is the epic account of passionate encounters—fights, love affairs, mentorships, rebellions, and long partnerships—and a vital investigation into what the existentialists have to offer us today, at a moment when we are once again confronting the major questions of freedom, global responsibility, and human authenticity in a fractious and technology-driven world.
Subject: Existentialism.
Philosophy, Modern > 20th century.
Philosophy > France > History > 20th century.
Philosophers > France > Biography.
PHILOSOPHY > Movements > Existentialism.

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