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The New Sartre

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Jean Paul Sartre is still widely regarded as France's most famous and influential philosopher. The New Sartre presents a radical reassessment of Sartre's work, the first systematic study of Sartre's relationship to postmodernism.The book presents the reader with a detailed analysis of Sartre's entire oeuvre, from the 1930s to the 1970s, focussing in particular on his two m ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 7th 2006 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published December 15th 2002)
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Erik
Apr 16, 2012 Erik rated it really liked it
This short, thoughtful work gives quite a good overview of Jean=Paul Sartre's work in relation to the work of so called post-modernists: Foucault, Derrida, Delueze etc. The thesis that Fox develops is that Sartre's work has been much more central to the development of subsequent ideas than is often credited, and furthermore that there is much in sartre's work, particularly his later work, that solves some of the impasses of more contemporary theory.

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travis
Dec 31, 2008 travis rated it really liked it
a pretty good exploratory book, though sometimes overly obvious. if you're into this, then you probably already understand the finer points here. if you're introductory, then just go back and read the actual philosophy books.
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