William Barrett on Existentialism

Written by William Christopher Barrett (1913–1992)

An interview with William Barrett. Discusses the fact that the philosophy of Existentialism seems to flourish best in nations recently defeated in war, as in Germany after the First World War, when its outstanding representative was Martin Heidegger, or France after the Second World War, when the outstanding figure was Jean-Paul Sartre. The thought of these key figures is examined, with the accent on Heidegger.



"It is the familiar that usually eludes us in life." William Barrett