This is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date surveys of the philosophy of Sartre, by some of the foremost interpreters in the United States and Europe. The essays are both expository and original, and cover Sartre's writings on ontology, phenomenology, psychology, ethics, and aesthetics, as well as his work on history, commitment, and progress; a final section considers Sartre's relationship to structuralism and deconstruction. Providing a balanced view of Sartre's philosophy and situating it in relation to contemporary trends in Continental philosophy, the volume shows that many of the topics associated with Lacan, Foucault, Levi-Strauss, and Derrida are to be found in the work of Sartre, in some cases as early as 1936. A special feature of the volume is the treatment of the recently published and hitherto little studied posthumous works.
Table of Contents
Introduction Christina Howells
Part I. Phenomenology and Existentialism: 1.
Sartre's ontology: the revealing and making of
being Hazel E. Barnes
2. Role-playing: Sartre's transformation of
Husserl's phenomenology Robert D. Cumming
3. Individuality in Sartre's philosophy Leo
Part II. Psychology and Ethics: 4. Sartre's
moral psychology David A. Jopling
5. Understanding the committed writer Rhiannon
6. Sartrean ethics Juliette Simont
Part III. History and Structure: 7. Sartre and
the poetics of history Thomas R. Flynn
8. Sartre on progress Ronald Aronson
9. Sartrean structuralism? Peter Caws
Conclusion: Sartre and the deconstruction of
the subject Christina Howells
Appendix: Hegel and Sartre Pierre Verstraeten.