Definitions of existentialist

n a philosopher who emphasizes freedom of choice and personal responsibility but who regards human existence in a hostile universe as unexplainable

existential philosopher, existentialist philosopher
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Simone de Beauvoir
French feminist and existentialist and novelist (1908-1986)
Albert Camus
French writer who portrayed the human condition as isolated in an absurd world (1913-1960)
Martin Heidegger
German philosopher whose views on human existence in a world of objects and on Angst influenced the existential philosophers (1889-1976)
Jean-Paul Sartre
French writer and existentialist philosopher (1905-1980)
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a specialist in philosophy

adj relating to or involving existentialism

existentialist movement”
existentialist philosophy”
“the existentialist character of his ideas”

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