Jean-Paul Sartre: Key Concepts
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Series: Key Concepts
Editor(s): Steven Churchill and Jack Reynolds  
ISBN: 1844656357
ISBN-13: 9781844656356
Publication Date: 30 Sep 2013
Pages: 256 (216 x 138 mm)
Format: Paperback
Published Price: £16.99
Discount Price: £13.59
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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.

Editors' Podcast:

"This volume showcases an impressive range of international contributors, who tackle three major aspects of Sartre's philosophy – psychology, ontology, and ethics – in a series of original and thought-provoking essays. The book achieves the remarkable feat of combining accessibility and lucidity with depth and intellectual challenge in a collection which deserves to become a classic for Sartre specialists and novices alike." – Christina Howells, University of Oxford

Dr Jack Reynolds is Associate Professor and Philosophy Program Coordinator at La Trobe University, Australia.


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, Søren 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

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