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The Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre

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  • Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: May 27, 2003
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-4000-7632-1 (1-4000-7632-3)
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Here in one volume is a unique, essential overview of the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre. Extensive excerpts from Sartre's major philosophical and literary writings—Being and Nothingness, The Critique of Dialetical Reason, Nausea, No Exit, The Flies, St. Genet, as well as lesser known works—are organized systematically, illustrating the key elements of his thinking.

"[I]n Sartre's philosophy it is not possible to separate form from content, technique from substance.... [T]here are substantive philosophical reasons why Sartre resorts to literature . . . the particular literary forms and techniques he employs are philosophically significant." —from the Introduction




I Self Consciousness

1. Consciousness and Reflection
2. The Vertigo of Consciousness

II Consciousness of Existence

1. Storytelling
2. Contingency
3. The Work of Art

III Emotional Consciousness

IV Imaginative Consciousness

1. Perception and Imagination
2. Mental and Material Images
3. From the Sign to the Image
4. Thought and Imagination
5. Feeling and Imagination
6. Art and Existence


I The Pursuit of Being

1. Consciousness of Something
2. The Ontological Proof

II The Encounter with Nothingness

1. The Question
2. Anguish
3. Possibility
4. Flight

III Self-Negation

1. Bad Faith
2. The Unconscious
3. Play-Acting
4. Sincerity

IV The Being of Consciousness

1. Facticity
2. Transcendence
3. Value
4. The Circuit of Selfness


I Hell Is Other People

II The Encounter with the Other

1. The Look
2. Shame
3. Fear and Pride

III The Body

1. Desire
2. The Caress
3. The Obscene


I Resistance

II The Dead

III Being and Doing

1. Intention and Motive
2. Motive and Reason
3. Choice
4. Conversion
5. Freedom
6. The Given
7. The Past
8. My Situation
9. My Responsibility

IV Doing and Having

1. Self-Expression
2. The Desire to Be
3. Existential Psychoanlaysis
4. The Desire to Make
5. Play
6. The Desire to Have
7. Existential Metaphysics


I Art and Action

1. Poetry and Prose
2. The Writer and His Audience

II Art and Salvation

1. A Vertiginios Word
2. The Language of Crime
3. The Crime of Art


I Actions and Meanings

II Individual Actions and Social Consequences

1. Dialectical Reason
2. Anyone at All
3. Need
4. Scarcity
5. Expendables
6. Violence
7. Labor
8. Reification
9. The Tool

III Social Structures

1. Solitude
2. The Series
3. Alienation
4. The Group
5. Encirclement
6. Apocalypse
7. The Oath
8. Terror
9. The Institution
10. The Scandal

IV The Verdict of History