Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Existential books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- Existential: The Mission: To Survive (Crucible) (2018)
- Existential–Humanistic Therapy (Theories of Psychotherapy Series®) (2017)
- The Wiley World Handbook of Existential Therapy (2019)
- Existing: An Introduction to Existential Thought (1999)
- Dialogues on the Existential Therapy (SEA Dialogues) (2019)
- Existential Togetherness: Toward a Common Black Religious Heritage (2019)
- Existential Therapies (2016)
- Existential Therapy (100 Key Points) (2015)
- Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy in Practice (2012)
- The Existential Pleasures of Engineering (Thomas Dunne Book) (1996)
- Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy (2015)
- This Is My Body: An Existential Analysis of the Living Body by William C. Springer (2009-01-29) ()
- An Introduction to Existential Coaching (2019)
- Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1962)
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Existential-humanistic therapy melds European existential philosophy — which values self-inquiry, struggle, and responsibility — with the American tradition of spontaneity, optimism, and practicality.
The Wiley World Handbook of Existential Therapy is a work representing the collaboration of existential psychotherapists, teachers, and researchers. It’s a book to guide readers in understanding human life better through the exploration of aspects and applications of existential therapy. The book presents the therapy as a way for clients to explore their experiences and make the most of their lives.
Existing: An Introduction to Existential Thought (1999)
This ambitious anthology includes the core writings of Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and Sartre, as well as generous selections from the work of other important twentieth century existentialist thinkers. Unprecedented in its breadth, this collection also acknowledges the contributions made to existentialist thought through literature.
Dialogues on the Existential Therapy (SEA Dialogues) (2019)
Join two esteemed existential thinkers in dialogue as they discuss life stages, therapist humility, causes and interconnection, how to ask questions, death, spatiality, figure/ground, identity, art and how this all relates to existential therapy.
The notion of community entails more than just shared space in the here-and-now moment. For African Americans especially, communal engagement is a sacred experience that stretches from the mundane to the spectacular in a cyclical historical pattern. DeWayne R. Stallworth illumines the broadness of this African American religious experience by looking back to the first shared experience of unbiased community that occurred during slavery.
Existential Therapies (2016)
What does it mean to practice therapy in an existential way? What are the different existential approaches? What are their strengths and limitations?
Less of an orientation and more a way of understanding the challenges of being human, existential therapy draws on rich and diverse philosophical traditions and ways of viewing the world. Traditionally it has been seen as difficult to summarise and comprehend and the air of mystery surrounding existential ideas has been exacerbated by the dense language often used by philosophers and practitioners.
Offering a concrete framework and practical methods for working from an existential perspective, the bestselling is now in its . Central to the book is the belief that many of our problems arise out of the essential paradoxes of human existence, rather than from personal pathology.
Humans have always sought to change their environment–building houses, monuments, temples, and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired.
Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy promises to be a landmark in the fields of psychotherapeutic theory and practice. A comprehensive revision of its predecessor, The Psychology of Existence, co-edited by Kirk Schneider and Rollo May, Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy combines clear and updated guidelines for practice with vivid and timely case vignettes.
This Is My Body: An Existential Analysis of the Living Body by William C. Springer (2009-01-29) ()
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In An Introduction to Existential Coaching Yannick Jacob provides an accessible and practical overview of existential thought and its value for coaches and clients.
Widely recognized as the finest definition of existentialist philosophy ever written, this book introduced existentialism to America in 1958. Barrett speaks eloquently and directly to concerns of the 1990s: a period when the irrational and the absurd are no better integrated than before and when humankind is in even greater danger of destroying its existence without ever understanding the meaning of its existence.
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Evolutionary Metaphors: UFOs, New Existentialism and the Future Paradigm
Author(s): David J. Moore
ID: 2402707, Publisher: 6th Books, Year: 31 May 2019, Size: 596 Kb, Format: epub
Experience and Empiricism: Hegel, Hume, and the Early Deleuze
Author(s): Russell Ford
ID: 3607839, Publisher: Northwestern University Press, Year: 2023, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf
The Possibility of Philosophy: Course Notes from the College de France, 1959–1961
Author(s): Maurice Merleau-Ponty (author), Keith Whitmoyer (transl.), Stephanie Menase (editor)
ID: 3183205, Publisher: Northwestern University Press, Year: 2022, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.