books about: existential
EXISTENTIAL INTELLIGENCE In A Nutshell - Real Life Savvy
EXISTENTIAL INTELLIGENCE In A Nutshell - Real Life Savvy By Psychologist “Dr. Dan” Matzke, PhD So what is “existential intelligence"? This type of acumen (aka real-life savvy) refers to insights, understanding and skills related to the nature of being and reality and life’s ultimate concerns – matters such as freedom & responsibility, choices & commitments, meaning & purpose, and changes & endings. These are fundamental concerns and ...
Henri, le Chat Noir: The Existential Musings of an Angst-Filled Cat
Ten Speed Press
This gift book is a collection of photos and quotes from Henri, the existential cat whose ennui has captivated people all over the world. Through his series of short films and interactions with an enthusiastic online community, Henri's contemplation and disillusion with the world has struck a chord with millions of fans. Now, finally, we have a collection of Henri's musings in his own words featuring never-before-seen photos and quotes. This ...
SAGE Publications Ltd
`One can only applaud the bravery of an author who gently send up Kierkegaard's wilful obscurantism and cleans out the acrid smoke of Gauloises from the room. With welcome clarity and sanity, Mick Cooper efficiently lays out the concepts, techniques and directions adopted by several key figures in the broad field of existentially informed psychotherapy. In an excellent first chapter, Mick Cooper pointed out my `ontic' from my `ontological'; and ...
The Johns Hopkins University Press
Europe's leading existential thinkers—Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Albert Camus—all felt that Americans were too self-confident and shallow to accept their philosophy of responsibility, choice, and the absurd. "There is no pessimism in America regarding human nature and social organization," Sartre remarked in 1950, while Beauvoir wrote that Americans had no "feeling for sin and for remorse" and Camus derided American ...
Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story
“I can imagine few more enjoyable ways of thinking than to read this book.”—Sarah Bakewell, New York Times Book Review , front-page review Tackling the “darkest question in all of philosophy” with “raffish erudition” (Dwight Garner, New York Times ), author Jim Holt explores the greatest metaphysical mystery of all: why is there something rather than nothing? This runaway bestseller, which has captured the imagination of ...
Existential-Humanistic Therapy (Theories of Psychotherapy)
Kirk J. Schneider
Orah T. Krug
American Psychological Association (APA)
In Existential Humanistic Therapy, Kirk J. Schneider and Orah T. Krug discuss the history, theory, and practice of this distinctly American expression of existential therapy. Existential humanistic therapy welds the European existential philosophical heritage of self-inquiry, struggle, and responsibility with the American tradition of spontaneity, optimism, and practicality. Contrary to its common reputation as a purely intellectual form of ...
Irvin D. Yalom
Existential therapy has been practiced and continues to be practiced in many forms and situations throughout the world. But until now, it has lacked a coherent structure, and analysis of its tenets, and an evaluation of its usefulness. Irvin Yalom, whose Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy has rendered such a service to that discipline since 1970, provides existential psychotherapy with a background, a synthesis, and a ...
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy
Widely recognized as the finest definition of existentialist Philosophy, this book introduced existentialism to America in 1958. Barrett discusses the views of 19th and 20th century existentialists Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre and interprets the impact of their thinking on literature, art, and philosophy.
Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy in Practice
Emmy van Deurzen
SAGE Publications Ltd
Offering a concrete framework and practical methods for working from an existential perspective, the bestselling Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy in Practice is now in its Third Edition . Central to the book is the belief that many of our problems arise out of the essential paradoxes of human existence, rather than from personal pathology. From this perspective, the purpose of counseling and psychotherapy is not viewed as ...
The Existential Jesus
Upending Christianity’s popular notion of Jesus the comforter, the good shepherd, the Lord, and the Savior, this completely new exploration of Mark’s Life of Jesus reexamines the image presented in this earliest of the New Testament gospelsthe mysterious stranger, the singular, abandoned, and solitary figureand rethinks the current role of Western culture through a radically altered view of Christianity. The existential Jesus has no ...
Existential Psychology East-West
Universities of the Rockies Press
Existential Psychology East-West presents a dialogue between leading Eastern and Western Scholars on existential psychology and psychotherapy. This unique book places emphasis on dialogue and mutual growth instead of merely applying existential psychology in an Eastern context. The book begins with an thorough overview of existential psychology as it has been developed in the West, particularly the tradition of Rollo May and James F. T. ...
The $64 Tomato: How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the ...
Bill Alexander had no idea that his simple dream of having a vegetable garden and small orchard in his backyard would lead him into life-and-death battles with groundhogs, webworms, weeds, and weather; midnight expeditions in the dead of winter to dig up fresh thyme; and skirmishes with neighbors who feed the vermin (i.e., deer). Not to mention the vacations that had to be planned around the harvest, the near electrocution of the tree man, the ...
Existential-Phenomenological Perspectives in Psychology: Exploring the Breadth of Human Experience
Existential Perspectives on Human Issues: A Handbook for Therapeutic Practice
Existential Perspectives on Human Issues offers students, teachers and practitioners alike a definitive handbook for the practice of existential psychotherapy. Divided into four parts, the book presents different dimensions of living; physical, social, personal and spiritual. Each chapter gives a brief overview of the literature on the topic under discussion as well as a historical background. Theory and practice are addressed with case ...
The Existential Pleasures of Engineering (Thomas Dunne Book)
Samuel C. Florman
St. Martin's Griffin
Humans have always sought to change their environment--building houses, monuments, temples, and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired. In this second edition of his popular Existential Pleasures of Engineering , Samuel Florman explores how engineers think and feel about their profession. A deeply insightful and refreshingly unique text, this ...
Existential Art Therapy: The Canvas Mirror
Bruce L. Moon
Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd
The Discovery of Being: Writings in Existential Psychology
W. W. Norton & Company
Rollo May draws on the insights of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Freud, and other great thinkers to offer a helpful roadmap of the ideas and techniques of existential psychotherapy. He pays particular attention to the causes of loneliness and isolation, and to our search for stability in an age of anxiety.
Existential-Phenomenological Psychology: A Brief Introduction
Eugene M. DeRobertis
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
The purpose of this small text is to provide instructors with a tool for introducing existential-phenomenological psychology to advanced college students or graduate students. Chapter one briefly argues in favor of the need for a phenomenological viewpoint by exposing some of the difficulties inherent to causal-empiricism and rationalism. Chapter two lays out the most fundamental aspects of the phenomenological approach to data analysis and ...
Existential Reasons for Belief in God: A Defense of Desires and Emotions for Faith
Lived faith involves more than doctrines, evidences and rational coherence. In this book philosopher Clifford Williams puts forth an argument as to why certain needs, desires and emotions have a legitimate place in drawing people into faith in God. Addressing the strongest objections to these types of reasons, he shows how the personal and experiential aspects of belief play an important part in coming to faith and in remaining a believing ...
Thomas Hora MD
This clear and comprehensive introduction to Metapsychiatry combines dialogues between Dr. Hora and his students with presentations he made to professionals. Metapsychiatry is a scientific method of teaching and healing based on an understanding of each of us as "made in the "image and likeness of God." "There is nothing we need to do," writes Dr. Hora, "there is something we need to know" As we come to know who and what and where we are in the ...
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