Reflections on the Existential Philosophy of T.S. Eliot's Poetry

Cosmos and History : the Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy. 2013;9(1):301-316


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Journal Title: Cosmos and History : the Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy

ISSN: 1832-9101 (Print)

Publisher: Cosmos and History Publishing Co-op.

LCC Subject Category: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Philosophy (General)

Country of publisher: Australia

Language of fulltext: English



Prajna Pani



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The paper examines a ground that the chosen philosophers share. It will address man’s existential crisis - his confusion and despair over his existence. T. S Eliot believed that his insight could pull humanity out of the despair and hopelessness of modern era. The paper emphasizes the self transcending character of human existence. The eternal human situation offers liberation of mankind which starts with a total knowledge of man by himself. Through philosophical and existential exploration we can enter into, in effect, another state of consciousness, where we reconnect with each of our will at a deeper and satisfying level.