Part I: Preliminaries:.
1. The Sources of a Name.
2. Existentialists and 'The Existentialist'.
3. Some Misconceptions.
Part II: Philosophy and Alienation:.
4. Battling against Bewitchment.
5. Hegel and Marx.
6. Existentialist and Alienation.
Part III: From Phenomenology to Existentialism:.
8. The Existentialist Critique.
Part IV: 'Being-in-the-World':.
10. Human Existence.
Part V: Dualisms Dissolved:.
11. Subject versus Object.
12. Mind versus Body.
13. Reason versus Passion.
14. Fact versus Value.
Part VI: Self and Others:.
15. Some False Starts.
16.'Being-with' and 'Being-for'.
Part VII: Modes of Self-estrangement:.
17. Public, Herd and the 'They'.
18. Bad Faith and 'the Predominance of the Other'.
19. A Problem.
Part VIII: Angst, Death and Absurdity:.
23. Religious Intimations.
Part IX: Existential Freedom:.
24. Freedom and Constraint.
25. Choice and Refusal.
26. Individuals and Tribes.
Part X: Existentialism and Ethics:.
27. Existentialism versus Ethics?.
28. Commitment and Availability.
29. Reciprocal Freedom.
Part XI: Appendix: .
30. Heidegger and Sartre: An 'Erroneous Conflation'?.
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