1st Edition

Sartre and Analytic Philosophy

Edited By Talia Morag Copyright 2024

    This book explores the relevance of Sartre’s work in various areas of contemporary philosophy, including the imagination, philosophy of language, scepticism, social ontology, logic, film, practical rationality, emotions, and psychoanalysis.

    Unlike other collections focused on Sartre, this book is not intended as a book of Sartre scholarship or interpretation. The volume’s contributors, trained in analytic philosophy, engage with Sartre’s work in new refreshing ways, which does not require seeing him as primarily belonging to thecontinental philosophical traditions of phenomenology or existentialism.

    Instead, this book aims to make available and fruitfully explore the unheralded insights of Sartre, to creatively re-appropriate or rationally reconstruct certain fruitful ideas or approaches of Sartre and confront them with or make them available to contemporary philosophy in general. Sartre thereby emerges from this book as a versatile philosopher with a stake in a large variety of philosophical concerns.

    Sartre and Analytic Philosophy will appeal to Sartre scholars who are interested in his relevance to contemporary philosophical debates, as well as philosophers who are interested in exploring new ways of doing philosophy, which are neither stereotypically “analytic” nor “continental.”

    Introduction: Analytic vs. Continental from an Imaginative and Psychoanalytic Perspective Talia Morag

    1. Logical, Phenomenological, and Metalogical Negation: Sartre with Frege (and Badiou) Paul M. Livingston

    2. Sartre’s Activity-Based Model of Experience Stephen White

    3. Self-Consciousness and Uses of "I": Sartre and Anscombe Valérie Aucouturier

    4. Peculiar Access: Sartre, Self-Knowledge, and the Question of the Irreducibility of the First-Person Perspective Pierre-Jean Renaudie and Jack Reynolds

    5. Some Problems of Other Minds Katherine J. Morris

    6. Scepticism as Nihilism: Sartre’s Nausea Reads Cavell David Macarthur

    7. The Secret Passion: Sartre, Huston, and the Freud Screenplay Robert Sinnerbrink

    8. Sartre’s Bad Faith, the Freudian Unconscious, and a Case of #METOO Talia Morag

    9. Anguish and Anxiety Anthony Hatzimoysis

    10. Sartre, James, and the Transformative Power of Emotion Demian Whiting

    11. Sartre and Political Imagining Genevieve Lloyd

    12. Sartre's Solution to the Antinomy of Social Reality in the Critique of Dialectical Reason Sebastian Gardner


    Talia Morag (PhD, Sydney University) lectures in philosophy at the University of Wollongong. She works on philosophical psychology and ethics, especially liberal naturalism, psychoanalysis, emotion, and social psychology. She is the author of Emotion, Imagination, and the Limits of Reason (Routledge, 2016), and received the Annette Baier Prize (2020).