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Jean-Paul Sartre: Mind and Body, Word and Deed

posted on 2023-06-07, 19:14 authored by Benedict O'Donohoe, Jean-Pierre Boulé
"Jean-Paul Sartre: Mind and Body, Word and Deed" celebrates Sartre's polyvalence with an examination of Sartrean philosophy, literature and politics. in four distinct yet related sections, twelve scholars from three continents examine Sartre's thought, writing and action over his long career. "Sartre and the Body" reappraises Sartre's work in dialogue with other philosophers past and present, including Maine de Biran, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Didier Anzieu. "Sartre and Time" offers a first-hand account by Michel Contat of Sartre and Beauvoir working together, and a "philosophy in practice" analysis by Francois Noudelmann. "Ideology and Politics" uses Sartrean notions of commitment and engagement to address modern and contemporary politics, including insights into Castro, De Gaulle, Sarkozy and Obama. Finally, an important but neglected episode of Sartre's life - the visit that he and Beauvoir made to Japan in 1966 - is narrated with verve and humour by Professor Michihiko Suzuki, who first met Sartre during that visit and remained in touch thereafter. Taken together, these twelve chapters make a strong case for the continued relevance of Sartre today.


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Cambridge Scholars Publishing



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Newcastle upon Tyne



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  • Sussex Centre for Language Studies Publications


his is an edited book edited by Benedict O'Donohoe, Jean-Pierre Boulé

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Benedict O'Donohoe, Jean-Pierre Boulé

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