Between Existentialism and Marxism: Sartre on Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, and the Arts

Between Existentialism and Marxism: Sartre on Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, and the Arts

Jean-Paul Sartre


This publication provides a whole decade of Sartre’s paintings, from the ebook of the Critique of Dialectical Reason in 1960, the elemental philosophical turning-point in his postwar improvement, to the inception of his significant learn on Flaubert, the 1st volumes of which seemed in 1971. The essays and interviews accumulated the following shape a brilliant landscape of the variety and solidarity of Sartre’s pursuits, due to the fact that his planned try and wed his unique existentialism to a rethought Marxism.

 

A lengthy and excellent autobiographical interview, given to New Left Review in 1969, constitutes the simplest unmarried evaluation of Sartre’s entire highbrow evolution. 3 analytic texts at the US conflict in Vietnam, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, and the teachings of the may possibly insurrection in France, outline his political positions as a innovative socialist. Questions of philosophy and aesthetics are explored in essays on Kierkegaard, Mallarme and Tintoretto. one other portion of the gathering explores Sartre’s severe angle to orthodox psychoanalysis as a treatment, and is followed by means of rejoinders from colleagues on his magazine Les Temps Modernes. the quantity concludes with a chronic mirrored image at the nature and function of intellectuals and writers in complicated capitalism, and their courting to the struggles of the exploited and oppressed periods. Between Existentialism and Marxism is a magnificent demonstration of the breadth and energy of Sartre’s idea, and its capability to answer political and cultural adjustments within the modern global.

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