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
- 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.