1st Edition

The Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre (Routledge Revivals)




ISBN 9780415531207
Published August 30, 2013 by Routledge
494 Pages

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Book Description

First published in Great Britain in 1968, this is an authoritative introduction to the life of one of the greatest intellectual figures of the twentieth century. Prompted by the belief that none of the parts of Sartre’s work is fully intelligible apart from the whole , this ambitious volume attempts to provide a synoptic view of Sartre’s oeuvre in its entirety. The editor, Robert Denoon Cumming, has organised the work around certain concepts which are central to Sartrian thought, notably Consciousness in its relation to Being, to ‘the Other’, to Art, Literature, History and Society.

The reader can see for himself how Sartre’s aesthetic and highly individual existentialism of La Nausée is systematically transformed into the neo-Marxist sociological theory of his Critique de la Raison dialectique. By a skilful process of editing, Professor Cumming has provided an authoritative introduction to the life of one of the greatest intellectual figures of modern times.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Consciousness  1. Self-consciousness  2. Consciousness of Existence  3. Emotional Consciousness  4. Imaginative Consciousness  Part 2: Consciousness and Being  5. The Pursuit of Being  6. The Encounter with Nothingness  7. Self-Negation  8. The Being of Consciousness  Part 3: Consciousness and the Other  8. Hell is Other People  9. The Encounter with the Other  10. The Body  Part 4: Consciousness and Action  11. Resistance  12. The Deed  13. Being and Doing  14. Doing and Having  15. Existential Metaphysics  16. Existential Ethics  Part 5: Consciousness and Literature  17. Art and Action  18. Art and Salvation  Part 6: Consciousness and Society  19. Actions and Meanings  20. Individual Actions and Social Consequences  21. Social Structures  22. The Verdict of History

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