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1. Existentialism is the colloquial designation of a philosophical current of the twentieth century. The common element of the philosophies in question is the methodological reduction of their content to the existence of the individual person. Existentialism presents a generalizing, alien designation for otherwise quite different philosophical outlines of the world. As a specific designation, the concept is …

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Mohn, Jürgen, “Existentialism”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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