How to Read Sartre

How to Read Sartre

by Robert Bernasconi
     
 

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“I can want only the freedom of others.”—Jean–Paul Sartre
The How to Read series provides a context and an explanation that will facilitate and enrich your understanding of texts vital to the canon. These books use excerpts from the major texts to explain essential topics, such as Jean-Paul Sartre's pioneering thoughts on individual

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“I can want only the freedom of others.”—Jean–Paul Sartre
The How to Read series provides a context and an explanation that will facilitate and enrich your understanding of texts vital to the canon. These books use excerpts from the major texts to explain essential topics, such as Jean-Paul Sartre's pioneering thoughts on individual freedom, which served as a foundation for his role as the political champion of the oppressed.
Jean–Paul Sartre is best known as the pre-eminent philosopher of individual freedom. He is the one who told us that we are totally free. Robert Bernasconi shows how the early existentialist Sartre became in stages the political champion of the oppressed. Extracts are drawn from the full range of Sartre’s writings including the novel Nausea, and the major philosophical text Being and Nothingness. They show why of all major twentieth-century philosophers Sartre was the one who most easily passed beyond the confines of the academy to a general readership.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393329520
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/29/2007
Series:
How to Read Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,398,018
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Bernasconi is Moss Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis. His books include The Question of Language in Heidegger’s History of Being and Heidegger in Question. He has edited anthologies on race and collections of essays on Levinas and Derrida.

Simon Critchley is a best-selling author and the Hans Jonas Professor at the New School for Social Research. His books include Very Little…Almost Nothing, Infinitely Demanding, The Book of Dead Philosophers, The Faith of the Faithless, Bowie, Memory Theatre and Suicide.

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