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Ideas of Kevin Aho, by Text

[American, fl. 2014, Professor at Florida Gulf Coast University.]

2014 Existentialism: an introduction
Pref 'What? p.-8 Our 'existence' is how we create ourselves, unconstrained by any prior 'essence'
Pref 'What? p.-7 Anxiety, nausea, guilt and absurdity shake us up, revealing our freedom and limits
1 'Emergence' p.5 Science has to abstract out the subjective attributes of things, focusing on what is objective
1 'Emergence' p.6 Protestantism brought the modern emphasis on inner states of the soul
1 'Emergence' p.7 Social contracts and markets have made society seem disconnected and artificial
2 'Phenomenology' p.29 Phenomenologists say all experience is about something and is directed
4 'Self' p.56 The self is constituted by its choices made within a social context
9 'dukkha' p.154 Four Noble Truths: life is suffering, caused by attachment, it is avoidable, there is a path