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The Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre (Library of Living Philosophers 16)

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The format of this Library of Living Philosophers volume differs from that of its fifteen predecessors. Because of Sartre's failing eyesight, it was not possible for him either to read the critical essays or to respond in the usual way to his critics. Nor did he feel able to prepare an autobiography. Thus, in order to collect the material needed for the volume, it was nece ...more
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Published December 30th 1998 by Open Court (first published January 1st 1965)
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Lauren
Read this for an existentialism class at Michigan State University. The professor made this book wonderful - explained meaning and gave great examples.
Dad
Feb 22, 2008 Dad rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one. Start the fire with it.
Read it cover to cover and had no idea WHAT I'd read. Perhaps my fault (low IQ?) but did feel better when I read quote by Albert Camus in which he said he'd read the same book and had no idea what Sartre was attempting to say, and I KNOW Camus was bright. I am absolved!
James
Jun 24, 2007 James rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Philosophers
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This is an excellent compilation of essays by Jean-Paul Sartre, indexed by topic and presented to make his philosophy more accessible. The book achieves some success on that front, but much of the material from Being and Nothingness is relentless and hard to follow.
Danielle
I'm pretty sure Sartre was on acid when he wrote his this, but it is very interesting, and he does make some good points.
Frank Spencer
There's an interview with Sartre at the beginning of this one.
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Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre, normally known simply as Jean-Paul Sartre, was a French existentialist philosopher and pioneer, dramatist and screenwriter, novelist and critic. He was a leading figure in 20th century French philosophy.

He declined the award of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has ex
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