existentialism: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (eg"zi-sten'shu-liz"um, ek"si-), [key]
— n. Philos.
  1. a philosophical attitude associated esp. with Heidegger, Jaspers, Marcel, and Sartre, and opposed to rationalism and empiricism, that stresses the individual's unique position as a self-determining agent responsible for the authenticity of his or her choices.
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