Published October 16th 2009 by Routledge – 176 pages
Series: Routledge Critical Thinkers
A critical figure in twentieth-century literature and philosophy, Jean-Paul Sartre changed the course of critical thought, and claimed a new, important role for the intellectual.
Christine Daigle sets Sartre’s thought in context, and considers a number of key ideas in detail, charting their impact and continuing influence, including:
Introducing both literary and philosophical texts by Sartre, this volume makes Sartre’s ideas newly accessible to students of literary and cultural studies as well as to students of continental philosophy and French.
Why Sartre? Key Ideas 1. Consciousness 2. Being 3. Freedom 4. Authenticity 5. Interpersonal relations 6. The human condition 7. Committed literature 8. PoliticsAfter Sartre. Further Reading
Christine Daigle is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies at Brock University, Ontario. She is the President of NASS (North American Sartre Society), author of Le nihilisme est-il un humanisme: Étude sur Nietzsche et Sartre (2005) and editor of Existentialist Thinkers and Ethics (2006) and co-editor with Jacob Golomb of Beauvoir and Sartre: The Riddle of Influence (2009).