Overlooked Existentialist: Benjamin Fondane
July 29, 2023
3:00 PM (U.S. Central Summer Time)
If you’re curious about philosophy, chances are good you’ve come across “existentialism”–and if so, odds are that you’ve been introduced to a certain canon: Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Frantz Fanon, Karl Jaspers, and Martin Heidegger. However, there were many more individuals involved in “existential thought” in the 1930s and ’40s. In this online event, I’ll introduce the overlooked Benjamin Fondane (b. Wechsler, 1898-1944) and his challenge from within to the existential wave.
This will be the first in a series on talks on overlooked existentialists of the 1920s-50s.
Medium & Readings:
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– Fondane, Benjamin. Existential Monday: Philosophical Essays. Translated and introduced by Bruce Baugh. New York Review of Books, 2016.
– Fondane, Benjamin. Cinepoems and Others. Multiple Translators. Edited by Leonard Schwartz. New York Review of Books, 2016.
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