The Philosophy of Sartre
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Series: Continental European Philosophy
Author(s): Anthony Hatzimoysis  
ISBN: 1844650472
ISBN-13: 9781844650477
Publication Date: 28 Jul 2011
Pages: 176 (234 x 156mm)
Format: Paperback
Published Price: £16.99
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As a playwright, novelist, political theorist, literary critic and philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre remains an iconic figure. This book examines his philosophical ideas and methods. As an introductory guide for the reader who wishes to understand Sartre’s philosophical argumentation, it reconstructs in plain language key instances of Sartre’s philosophical reasoning at work and shows how certain questions arise for Sartre and what philosophical tools he uses to address those questions. Readers are able to get a real understanding of Sartre’s approach to the activity of philosophizing and how his method favours certain types of philosophical analysis. Each chapter considers a range of issues in the Sartrean corpus, including intentionality, perception, emotion, imagination, being, existence and essence, which are also topics of concern to contemporary philosophical inquiry. In this way, the author is able to show how the Sartrean approach can advance our understanding of the current debates surrounding those issues.

"A careful and insightful discussion of the phenomenology and ontology that underpin Sartre's existentialism, and of the methodological and metaphilosophical commitments these are rooted in. It serves as both an excellent introduction to these aspects of Sartre's thought and a valuable contribution to scholarly and philosophical discussion of Sartre." – Jonathan Webber, Cardiff University

Anthony Hatzimoysis is Assistant Professor in the History and Philosophy of Science Department at the University of Athens.

1. A Narrative Prelude
2. Intentionality
3. The Ego
4. Emotion
5. Imagining
6. Being

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