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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sartre, Jean-Paul, -- 1905-1980,
  • Heidegger, Martin, -- 1889-1976,
  • Kierkegaard, Søren, -- 1813-1855.,
  • Marcel, Gabriel, -- 1889-1973.,
  • Jaspers, Karl, -- 1883-1969.,
  • Existentialism.

Book details:

Edition Notes

First published in 1948 under title: Dreadful freedom : a critique of existentialism.

Other titlesDreadful freedom : a critique of existentialism.
Statementby Marjorie Grene.
SeriesA Phoenix book
ContributionsGrene, Marjorie Glicksman, 1910-
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 151 p. --
Number of Pages151
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17120479M

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