Myth does not want to be interpreted in cosmological terms but in anthropological terms or, better, in **existentialist** terms.

— Rudolf Bultmann,

Buddhism is primarily concerned with salvation of a human as a person who, unlike other living beings, has self-consciousness and free will and thereby alone has the potential to become aware of and emancipated from the transience common to all things in the universe. This is **existentialist** and personalistic aspect of Buddhism

— Masao Abe, in "Buddhism and Interfaith Dialogue: Part One of a Two-Volume Sequel to Zen and ... (1995)}, p.81

Let us suppose that we have set the problem of finding a solution to the equation This is a problem for which the Babylonians around 1700 BC found the excellent approximation ...This is the identical problem which Pythagoras asserted had no fractional solution and in whose honor he was supposed to have sacrificed a hecatomb of oxen the problem which caused the **existentialist** crisis in ancient Greek mathematics. The exists (as the diagonal of the unit square); yet it does not exist (as a fraction)!

— Philip J. Davis and Reuben Hersh,

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