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Existentialism (/zstnlzm/) is a philosophical school of thought.  /ksstntlzm/ is pronounced as /ksstntlzm/.
Philosophical inquiry (also known as phenomenology ) is a kind of philosophical inquiry that investigates the
issue of human existence by focusing on the subjective experience of thinking, feeling, and acting.   For
example, in the standpoint of an existentialist, the individual’s starting point has been referred to as “the
existential angst,” which is a sensation of dread, disorientation, perplexity, or anxiety in the face of what seems
to be a meaningless or ludicrous world in which they find themselves.  Existentialist philosophers are usually
drawn to concerns pertaining to the meaning, purpose, and value of human life, as well as other related topics.
There are various nineteenth- and twentieth-century European philosophers who are connected with
existentialism; they all placed a focus on the human subject despite their frequently considerable disparities in
 Philosophers Sren Kierkegaard and Friedrich Nietzsche, as well as author Fyodor Dostoevsky, are some
of the early people connected with existentialist, all of whom criticized rationalism and were preoccupied with
the issue of meaning. During the twentieth century, existentialist theorists such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert
Camus, Martin Heidegger, Simone de Beauvoir, Karl Jaspers, Gabriel Marcel, and Paul Tillich were among the
most renowned figures.
Many existentialists believed that conventional systematic or academic philosophies were, both in terms of style
and substance, too abstract and distant from real human experience to be useful.
 Authenticity is seen as a basic value in existentialist ideology.  Existentialism would have an impact on a
wide range of fields other than philosophy, including religion, theatre, art, literature, and psychology, to name a