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Occasional Philosophical Writings (The French List)

Occasional Philosophical Writings (The French List)

Current price: $12.50
Publication Date: August 12th, 2021
Publisher:
Seagull Books
ISBN:
9780857429124
Pages:
144
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Description

Four essays by the French master addressing other philosophers and their work.

Iconic French novelist, playwright, and essayist Jean-Paul Sartre is widely recognized as one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, and his work has remained relevant and thought-provoking through the decades. The Seagull Sartre Library now presents some of his most incisive philosophical, cultural, and literary critical essays in twelve newly designed and affordable editions.
 
The four essays of varying length assembled in this volume bear witness to Sartre’s preoccupation with philosophers and their work. In these pages he examines Descartes’s concept of freedom; comments on a fundamental idea in Husserl’s phenomenology: intentionality; writes a mixed review of Denis de Rougemont’s monumental Love in the Western World; and provides an extensive critical analysis of the work of Brice Parain, one of France’s leading philosophers of language.
 

About the Author

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905–80) was a French novelist, playwright, and biographer who is widely recognized as one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. His work earned him the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Chris Turner is a translator and writer living in Birmingham, UK. He has translated numerous books from French and German, including, for Seagull Books, titles by Jean-Paul Sartre, Roland Barthes, André Gorz, Yves Bonnefoy, and Pascal Quignard, among others.