Jean-Paul Sartre: Key Concepts

2014.06.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Steven Churchill and Jack Reynolds (eds.), Jean-Paul Sartre: Key Concepts, Acumen, 2013, 244pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN
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2014.06.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Steven Churchill and Jack Reynolds (eds.), Jean-Paul Sartre: Key Concepts, Acumen, 2013, 244pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781844656356. Reviewed by Arsalan Memon, Lewis University This is a collection of scrupulously written essays by contemporary Sartre scholars seeking to explain, as the title suggests, Sartre's fundamental concepts. The volume is divided into three parts -- Part I: Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Literature, Part II: Ontology: Freedom, Authenticity and Self-Creation, and Part III: Ethics and Politics. The three parts roughly correspond to Sartre's early, middle, and late periods, respectively. The book contains nineteen essays. Each stands alone even if each of them builds off of the previous essay. There is some overlap among the essays, but that is inevitable given the interconnectedness of Sartre's concepts. The aim of the book is "to make Sartre's broader body of. . .

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