Når det meningsløse har betydning, og det hele måske alligevel hænger sammen - et speciale om eksistentialisme og mening i det postmoderne

Anna S. B. Cosar

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


In this thesis the typical problems of the postmodern society are discussed along with their possible solution. The postmodern society is characterized by a high degree of individualism and responsibility, as well as increased freedom and possibilities. With the scientific and technological revolution and with the abolition of religion and metaphysics as explanatory instances, a meaningful life becomes a responsibility that rests solely on the individual. The postmodern human is, therefore, exposed to a high degree of stress and anxiety, which leads to an experience of emptiness and meaninglessness. Existentialism points out that many of the typical postmodern problems such as freedom, anxiety, possibilities and responsibilities are foundations of human existence, and that it would be fruitful, therefore, for the individual to come to terms with the fact that life contains both positives and negatives. Existentialism also implies a normative idea of how to live an authentic and, thereby, meaningful life: Through accepting, not escaping, the responsibility and the anxiety without taking flight from them, and by using the challenging sides of life to open up for the positive aspects as well.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatFilosofi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato1 jan. 2005
VejledereErik Bendtsen & Bjarne Jacobsen


  • Kierkegaard
  • postmoderne
  • ansvar
  • hyperrefleksivitet
  • frihed
  • Sartre
  • mening
  • angst
  • Heidegger
  • muligheder
  • autentisk eksistens
  • van Deurzen
  • Eksistentialisme
  • meningsløshed
  • individualisering