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Existentialism

"Existentialism" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Philosophy based on the analysis of the individual's existence in the world which holds that human existence cannot be completely described in scientific terms. Existentialism also stresses the freedom and responsibility of the individual as well as the uniqueness of religious and ethical experiences and the analysis of subjective phenomena such as anxiety, guilt, and suffering. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Existentialism" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Existentialism" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 20 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2006 and 2007
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