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Unformatted text preview: 3:21 PM Sun Dec 1 28% K Q ND chpt 35 + X . . . X chpt 32 X Chpt 30 pt 2 X Chapter 36 X Chpt 26 X chpt 35 CHAPTER 35 wites The Quest for meaning The cold war . Followed WWII determined course of international relations Germany was divided politically Existentialism Important philosophic movement of the 20 th century examined unique nature of individual experience within an indifferent universe The Philosophy of sarte Jean - Paul Sarte ( 1905 - 1980 ) committed to Social reform , he supported the working class ideals of marxist communism belonged to Existentialism They are not imbued with any special divinity , nor are mey ( by nature ) rational we are what we choose to be . " existence precedes essence : one's material being exist prior to and independent of any intrinsic factors alienation : Theistic existentialists focused more on the moral life of the individual rather than God's existence Literature at mid-century Utopias and Dystopias B . F . Skinner ( 1904 - 19 90 ) anticipated a society in which the behavior of human beings might be scientifically engineered for the benefit of both the individual and the community "if we only give up our " pre - scientific" ideas of freedom and dignity The literary antihero antihero : alienated by nature and circumstance , he makes choices in a world lacking moral absolutes, a world in which no act might be called "good" unless it is chosen in conscious preference to its alternatives neither noble nor sure of purpose might achieve noting other than the awful recognition of life's absurdity : existentialism The visual arts at mid-century on next page * -...
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