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The Sartrean Mind

ISBN 9781138295698
Published February 3, 2020 by Routledge
596 Pages

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Book Description

Jean-Paul Sartre was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. His influence extends beyond academic philosophy to areas as diverse as anti-colonial movements, youth culture, literary criticism, and artistic developments around the world.

Beginning with an introduction and biography of Jean-Paul Sartre by Matthew C. Eshleman, 42 chapters by a team of international contributors cover all the major aspects of Sartre’s thought in the following key areas:

  • Sartre’s philosophical and historical context
  • Sartre and phenomenology
  • Sartre, existentialism, and ontology
  • Sartre and ethics
  • Sartre and political theory
  • Aesthetics, literature, and biography
  • Sartre’s engagements with other thinkers.

The Sartrean Mind is the most comprehensive collection on Sartre published to date. It is essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy, as well as for those in related disciplines where Sartre’s work has continuing importance, such as literature, French studies, and politics.

Table of Contents

Foreword Ronald Santoni

Introduction Matthew C. Eshleman

A Sketch of Sartre’s Life Matthew C. Eshleman

Part 1: Philosophical Context

1. French Influences Bruce Baugh

2. Sartre and the Transcendental Tradition Sorin Baiasu

3. Sartre and his German Influences David Sherman

4. Sartre and Gestalt Psychology Adrian Mirvish

5. The Historical Origins of Sartre’s Concept of Temporality Grégory Cormann

Part 2: Sartre and Phenomenology

6. Sartrean Reflection: Pure and Impure Kenneth Williford

7. Sartre’s Phenomenological Psychology of Imagination Jonathan Webber

8. Sartre on the Emotions Daniel Vanello

9. The Transcendence of the Ego: Reasoning and Stakes Vincent de Coorebyter

Part 3: Sartre, Existentialism and Ontology

10. The Structure and Method of Being and Nothingness Matthew C. Eshleman

11. Sartre on Intentionality and Pre-Reflective Consciousness Mark Rowlands

12. Negation, Nonbeing and Nothingness Christopher Erhard

13. Anguish and Bad Faith Lior Levy

14. Sartre’s Theory of Temporality Curtis Sommerlatte

15. Intersubjectivity and ‘The Look’ Constance L. Mui

16. Sartre on the Body Katherine Morris

17. Freedom: Being and Doing David Detmer

18. Existential Psychoanalysis Stuart Z. Charmé

19. Ontology and Metaphysics Christophe Perrin

Part 4: Ethics

20. Ethics of Authenticity William Remley

21. Ethics as Flourishing Humanity Gail Linsenbard

22. Integral Humanity as Goal in Sartre’s 1964 Rome Lecture Elizabeth A. Bowman and Robert V. Stone

23. Hope Now Julien Murphy

Part 5: Political Theory

24. Existential Marxism Ronald Aronson

25. Search for a Method William McBride

26. Sartre and Imperialism Oliver Gloag

27. The Logics of the Critique Matthew C. Ally

28. Political Violence Michael Flemming

29. Recasting Négritude Bennetta Jules-Rosette

30. Intersubjectivity: Between the Group and Seriality Juliette Simont

31. Sartre: May ’68 and Beyond David Drake

Part 6: Aesthetics, Literature and Biography

32. Sartre’s Fiction Craig Vasey

33. Sartre’s Conception of Theater: Theory and Practice Adrian van den Hoven

34. Biography Good, Autobiography Bad: A Fundamental Sartrean Paradox? John Ireland

35. Sartre and the Arts Sophie Astier-Vezon

Part 7: Engagements and Extensions

36. Sartre and Merleau-Ponty Florence Caeymaex and Grégory Cormann

37. Posthuman Horizons: Contemporary Responses to Sartre Nik Fox

38. Sartre’s Influence in Black Existentialism Lewis R. Gordon

39. Nature as Threat and Escape in the Philosophies of Sartre and Beauvoir Shannon Musset

40. Sartre and Anarchism T. Storm Heter

41. Sartre and Meta-Ethics Peter Poellner

42. Sartre and Contemporary Philosophy of Consciousness Manfred Frank and Gerhard Preyer.


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Matthew C. Eshleman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA.

Constance L. Mui is Rev. Scott Youree Watson, S.J., Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University New Orleans, USA.