By M.A. Natanson

"Why is my ache perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed?" -Jeremiah "Existentialism" this present day refers to faddism, decadentism, morbidity, the "philosophy of the graveyard"; to phrases like worry, dread, nervousness, pain, ache, aloneness, demise; to novelists comparable to Jean-Paul Sartre, Dostoievski, Camus, Kafka; to philosophers like Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Marcel, Jaspers, and Sartre-and since it refers to, and is anxious with, all of those principles and people, existentialism has misplaced any clearer that means it will possibly have initially possessed. since it has such a lot of definitions, it will possibly not be outlined. As Sartre writes: "Most those who use the be aware existentialism will be em­ barrased in the event that they needed to clarify it, in view that, now that the notice is all of the rage, even the paintings of a musician or painter is being referred to as existentialist. A gossip columnist . . . symptoms himself The Exis­ tentialist, in order that through this time the note has been so stretched and has taken on so huge a which means, that it now not potential whatever in any respect. " 2 This nation of definitional confusion isn't really an unintended or negligible topic. An try out should be made during this creation to account for the confustion and to teach why any definition of existentialism in­ volves us in a tangle. First, even if, it will be significant to nation in a tenta­ tive and intensely basic demeanour what issues of view are the following meant whilst reference is made to existentialism.

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