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Sartre's Existentialiam & Humanism - A Beginner's Guide By George Myerson

Sartre's Existentialiam & Humanism - A Beginner's Guide by George Myerson

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Summary

Sartre's existentialism and humanism has probably been the single most influential work by a modern philosopher, outside the walls of specialist philosophy. Written by a leading novelist as well as thinker, this short book defines the practical and theoretical meaning of existentialism for many.

Sartre's Existentialiam & Humanism - A Beginner's Guide Summary

Sartre's Existentialiam & Humanism - A Beginner's Guide by George Myerson

Sartre's existentialism and humanism has probably been the single most influential work by a modern philosopher, outside the walls of specialist philosophy. Written by a leading novelist as well as thinker, this short book provides a condensed version of Sartre's life and defines the practical and theoretical meaning of existentialism for many.

About George Myerson

George Myerson is a reader in English at KCL. He is a published author with Routledge on linguistics and sultural analysis.

Table of Contents

Introduction Sartre: The Road to Existentialism and Humanism. This chapter puts into context Sartre's life and thought. A Defence of Existentialism. The guided reading begins focusing on the early section of the text in which Sartre announces his 'purpose': a defence of existentialism How to be an Existentialist. This chapter presents Sartre's fundamental statement on Existentialism, on which he bases his defence. How to be Free. This chapter tells the next stage of the defence, where Sartre encounters directly the charge that critical philosophy is a 'corrupter' of yout, a bad influence on the future of society. Examination of the key example for the whole text. How to be a Person. This central chapter presents the humanist phase of the unfolding argument where Sartre comes to define the value of being human. The Art of the Good Life. This chapter looks at Sartre's culminating arguments, in which he introduces the idea of art as a metaphor for the good life, and then selects his final examples from classic literature. Influences and Impacts. Examines the controversies about 'Existentialism' after the war. The significance of his work today. Further reading.

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GOR001378115
9780340804186
0340804181
Sartre's Existentialiam & Humanism - A Beginner's Guide by George Myerson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder Arnold
2002-02-01
96
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