1941, from German Existentialismus (1919), replacing Existentialforhold (1849), ultimately from Danish writer Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), who wrote (1846) of Existents-Forhold "condition of existence," existentielle Pathos, etc. (see existential), and whose name means, literally, "churchyard."
1. Such is the first principle of existentialism.
2. That is the very starting point of existentialism.
3. Existentialism is a school of philosophy widely in the modrn western world.
4. It is the latter which is the deeper meaning of existentialism.
5. One branch of western philosophy, Existentialism, is very similar to Buddhist ideas.