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  • What is Existentialism?
  • by Simone De Beauvoir
  • Read: May 16, 2023
What is Existentialism? book cover

This was another book that I didn’t really have any expectations on when I bought it. And having never really had any philosophy classes in school or university there was definitely a certain challenge to reading this. Maybe some of it was also the translation from French but not being used to the way philosophers talk about topics and structure their sentences it often took me more than reading a sentence once to understand what was being said. I don’t think I’ve really understood what existentialism is after reading the book on a level where I would be able to argue about it. However there were many interesting ideas in there about what it means to live in the present and even such grim topics like the (far) future always presenting death and how to think about and live with that.