The Philosophical Contexts of Sartre's The Wall and Other Stories: Stories of Bad Faith

The Philosophical Contexts of Sartre's The Wall and Other Stories: Stories of Bad Faith

by Kevin W. Sweeney

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498509367
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 05/25/2016
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,084,117
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kevin W. Sweeney is emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Tampa.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Philosophical Ideas in The Wall and Other Stories
Resistance to Finding Philosophical Contexts in Sartre’s Stories
Strategy for Interpreting the Five Stories
Bad Faith and its Philosophical Foundations
Emotions and Feelings
The Four Examples of Bad Faith in Being and Nothingness
Conclusion
Chapter Two: Bad Faith and Responsibility in “The Wall”
Constant and Kant in “The Wall”
The Prisoners’ Trials
The Night in the Cell
Pablo’s Disengagement and Husserl’s Epoché
Pablo Considers the Falangistas’ Offer
Pablo Faces a Kant Situation
The Significance of Pablo’s Laugh/Cry
Chapter Three: Eve in Sartre’s “The Room”: The Freudian Censor in Bad Faith
Freud’s Topographical Theory of the Psyche
Sartre’s Critique of Freud’s Topographical Theory
Charles Darbédat Visits His Daughter Eve and Her Husband Pierre
Between Father and Husband: Eve’s Role As Censor
Is Eve in Bad Faith?
Conclusion
Chapter Four: “Erostratus” and Descartes’s Example of Hats and Coats
The Downward Perspective
Descartes’s Example of Hats and Coats
The Significance of Hilbert’s Fainting
Hilbert’s Revolver and His Gloves
The Significance of the Laugh/Cry
Erostratus and His Plan
The Letter and Hilbert’s Hatred of Humanity
Playing the Role of the Violent Killer
Trying to Kill on the Street
The Victim and His Look
The Plan Goes Awry
Conclusion
Chapter Five: Knowledge of One’s Emotions in “Intimacy”
Lulu’s Stream of Consciousness and Her Ambivalence
Purity and Lulu’s Aversion to Bodies
Rirette Waits for Lulu at the Dôme
Lulu Arrives and Tells Rirette Her Tale
The Scene with Henri on the Sidewalk
Lulu Alone in Her Hotel Room
Henri and Lulu Are Miserable
Lulu’s Letter and Rirette’s Bitter Regret
Conclusion
Chapter Six: The Existential Childhood of a Leader
Lucien’s Infancy
Lucien and His Body
Lucien in Paris
Lucien’s Friendship with Berliac and Bergère
Lucien Goes Back to Férolles
Lucien Meets Lemordant
Lucien Becomes a Camelot
Conclusion
Chapter Seven: Bad Faith in The Wall and Other Stories
Bibliography

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