Most readers of Sartre focus only on the works written at the peak of his influence as a public intellectual in the 1940s, notably "Being and Nothingness". "Jean-Paul Sartre: Key Concepts" aims to reassess Sartre and to introduce readers to the full breadth of his philosophy. Bringing together leading international scholars, the book examines concepts from across Sartre's career, from his initial views on the "inner life" of conscious experience, to his later conceptions of hope as the binding agent for a common humanity. The book will be invaluable to readers looking for a comprehensive assessment of Sartre's thinking - from his early influences to the development of his key concepts, to his legacy.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Sartre Vivant, Steven Churchill & Jack Reynolds; 2. Life and Works, Gary Cox; PART I: PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHOANALYSIS AND LITERATURE; 3. Sartre and Husserl's Ideen: Phenomenology and Imagination, Beata Stawarska; 4. Sartre's Understanding of the Self, Christian Onof; 5. Contingency and Ego, Intentionality and Nausea, Steven Churchill; 6. Sartre: Playright and Novelist, Adrian van den Hoven; 7. Psychoanalysis and Existential Psychoanalysis, Betty Cannon; PART II: ONTOLOGY: FREEDOM, AUTHENTICITY AND SELF-CREATION 8. Nothingness and Negation, Sarah D. Richmond; 9. The Look, Soren Overgaard; 10. Bad Faith, David Detmer; 11. Authenticity, Jonathan Webber; 12. Knowledge, Anthony Hatzimoysis; 13. The Fundamental Project, Paul Crittenden; 14. Self-Making and Alienation: From Bad Faith to Revolution, Thomas Busch; PART III: ETHICS AND POLITICS 15. Politics and the Engaged Intellectual, William L. McBride; 16. Sartre's Theory of Groups, Peter Caws; 17. Sartre's Second or Dialectical Ethics, Thomas C. Anderson; 18. Hope and Affirmation: An Ethics of Reciprocity, Marguerite La Caze; 19. Sartre's Legacy, Steven Churchill & Jack Reynolds