1st Edition

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

ISBN 9780367110482
Published November 21, 2020 by Routledge
340 Pages

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Book Description

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

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