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The Concept of Freedom and the Development of Sartre's Early Political Thought

1st Edition

By Bernard Merkel


336 pages

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This book, first published in 1987, is a study of the development of Sartre’s political thought from the late 1920s to the liberation of France in 1944, concentrating particularly upon his concept of freedom. It is argued that the evolution of Sartre’s thinking can be regarded as constituting a series of problematics each of which has a corresponding notion of freedom, and these problematics are elucidated in turn.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Anarchic Freedom 1927-1937 1. Sartre’s Development to 1937 2. Sartre’s Early Works 3. Freedom in the Early Works Part 2. Magical Freedom 1934-1942 4. Phenomenology and Magic 5. The Concept of Freedom in Being and Nothingness 6. Being and Nothingness: Social and Political Implications Part 3. Committed Freedom 1938-1945 7. From Magic to Commitment 8. Committed Literature 9. Literature and Politics 10. Towards a New Concept of Freedom 11. Conclusion

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Existentialism

This set collects together a vital selection of works on Existentialism, including the key Introduction to the New Existentialism by Colin Wilson. Some of the titles were early works written as this new philosophy spread into the English language, while others are more recent examinations.

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