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Reading Sartre : On Phenomenology and Existentialism - Jonathan Webber

Reading Sartre

On Phenomenology and Existentialism

By: Jonathan Webber (Editor)

Paperback Published: 25th August 2010
ISBN: 9780415550963
Number Of Pages: 246

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Jean-Paul Sartre was one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. The fourteen original essays in this volume focus on the phenomenological and existentialist writings of the first major phase of his published career, arguing with scholarly precision for their continuing importance to philosophical debate.

Aspects of Sartre's philosophy under discussion in this volume include:

  • consciousness and self-consciousness
  • imagination and aesthetic experience
  • emotions and other feelings
  • embodiment
  • selfhood and the Other
  • freedom, bad faith, and authenticity
  • literary fiction as philosophical writing

Reading Sartre: on Phenomenology and Existentialism is an indispensable resource for understanding the nature and importance of Sartre's philosophy. It is essential reading for students of phenomenology, existentialism, ethics, or aesthetics, and for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary thought in twentieth century philosophy.

Notes on contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
The ethics of authenticityp. 1
Imagination in non-representational paintingp. 15
What is it like to be free?p. 31
The transcendental dimension of Sartre's philosophyp. 48
A Sartrean critique of introspectionp. 90
Imagination and affective responsep. 100
Being colonizedp. 73
The significance of context in illustrative examplesp. 118
The graceful, the ungraceful and the disgracefulp. 130
Magic in Sartre's early philosophyp. 145
Alienation, objectification, and the primacy of virtuep. 161
Bad faith and the Otherp. 180
Pre-refLective self-consciousness and the autobiographical egop. 195
Shame and the exposed selfp. 211
Bibliography of Sartre's works citedp. 227
Bibliography of other works citedp. 230
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9780415550963
ISBN-10: 0415550963
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 25th August 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.24  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1