Situation and Human Existence: Freedom, Subjectivity and Society by Sonia Kruks

Situation and Human Existence: Freedom, Subjectivity and Society by Sonia Kruks

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This series presents issues which are central to 20th-century European thought, but unfamiliar to students of Anglo-American philosophy. In this book the author traces the development of the concept of situation through the work of Gabriel Marcel, Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Merleau-Ponty.

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This series presents issues which are central to 20th-century European thought, but unfamiliar to students of Anglo-American philosophy. Each book focuses on one concept, providing a brief history and a detailed discussion of its current meaning, closely based on specific texts and authors. Social philosophy oscillates between two opposing ideas: that individuals fashion society, and that society fashions individuals. The concept of "situation" was elaborated by the French existentialist thinkers to avoid this dilemma. Individuals are seen as actively situating themselves in society at the same time as being situated by it. In "Situation and Human Existence", Sonia Kruks traces the development of the concept of situation through the work of Gabriel Marcel, Jean-Paul Satre, Simone de Beauvoir and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. She shows how it illuminates questions of self or subjectivity, embodiment and gender, society and history, and argues that it goes far beyond the currently fashionable notions of the "death of the subject". The book is written in a clear and accessible style, and will be of interest to all concerned with social philosophy, social and political theory, and contemporary thought.

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SKU GOR007104133
Title Situation and Human Existence: Freedom, Subjectivity and Society
Author By (author) Sonia Kruks
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Year Published 1989
Number of Pages 192
ISBN 10 0044454570
ISBN 13 9780044454571
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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This series presents issues which are central to 20th-century European thought, but unfamiliar to students of Anglo-American philosophy. Each book focuses on one concept, providing a brief history and a detailed discussion of its current meaning, closely based on specific texts and authors. Social philosophy oscillates between two opposing ideas: that individuals fashion society, and that society fashions individuals. The concept of "situation" was elaborated by the French existentialist thinkers to avoid this dilemma. Individuals are seen as actively situating themselves in society at the same time as being situated by it. In "Situation and Human Existence", Sonia Kruks traces the development of the concept of situation through the work of Gabriel Marcel, Jean-Paul Satre, Simone de Beauvoir and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. She shows how it illuminates questions of self or subjectivity, embodiment and gender, society and history, and argues that it goes far beyond the currently fashionable notions of the "death of the subject". The book is written in a clear and accessible style, and will be of interest to all concerned with social philosophy, social and political theory, and contemporary thought.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007104133
Title Situation and Human Existence: Freedom, Subjectivity and Society
Author By (author) Sonia Kruks
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Year Published 1989
Number of Pages 192
ISBN 10 0044454570
ISBN 13 9780044454571
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No