Colin Wilson

Biography

Colin Wilson, novelist, critic, historian and philosopher, was born in Leicester in 1931. His novels and non-fiction books share a common interest in consciousness and the meaning and purpose of existence. His philosophy, which he called “New Existentialism,” is built on an optimistic approach to “Old Existentialism.” His first book, The Outsider, was internationally acclaimed and became an instant bestseller. Wilson’s work has been translated into more than thirty languages. He died in Cornwall in 2013.

Books

Introduction to The New Existentialism
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 55,720. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2019 by Aristeia Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
"The New Existentialism consists of a phenomenological examination of consciousness, with the emphasis upon the problem of what constitutes human values. Existentialism is romanticism, and romanticism is the feeling that man is not the mere creature he has always taken himself for." Colin Wilson
The Age of Defeat
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 64,850. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2018 by Aristeia Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Social
In The Age of Defeat, the third volume of the internationally acclaimed Outsider Cycle, Colin Wilson introduces his New Existentialism as the basis for the revolution in thought that we need to bring about; a revolt against insignificance and ordinariness. The New Existentialism is a practical and strong-willed philosophy that will renew the concept of Man as hero.
Religion and The Rebel
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 131,530. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2017 by Aristeia Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
An outstanding and enjoyable book that combines philosophical analysis, historical interest, and religious insight. Examining the lives and works of Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Rilke, Shaw, Pascal, and Scott Fitzgerald, among others, Wilson explores the main existential questions and shows how these remarkable men faced their need for transcendence.

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