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Philosophy of Sartre

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ISBN-10: 0394718089

ISBN-13: 9780394718088

Edition: N/A

Authors: Robert D. Cummings, Jean-Paul Sartre

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This unique selection presents the essential elements of Sartre's lifework -- organized systematically and made available in one volume for the first time in any language.
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Book details

List price: $11.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/12/1972
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 4.36" wide x 7.24" long x 1.01" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Sartre is the dominant figure in post-war French intellectual life. A graduate of the prestigious Ecole Normale Superieure with an agregation in philosophy, Sartre has been a major figure on the literary and philosophical scenes since the late 1930s. Widely known as an atheistic proponent of existentialism, he emphasized the priority of existence over preconceived essences and the importance of human freedom. In his first and best novel, Nausea (1938), Sartre contrasted the fluidity of human consciousness with the apparent solidity of external reality and satirized the hypocrisies and pretensions of bourgeois idealism. Sartre's theater is also highly ideological, emphasizing the importance…