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Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughts: Experience and Reflection in Camus and Sartre

Robert C. Solomon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195181579
eISBN:
9780199786602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195181573.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre were the giants of 20th-century “existentialism”, although neither of them was comfortable with that title. Their famous differences aside, they shared a ... More


Adversaries: Partisan Intellectuals and Polarized Political Culture

Jack Hayward

in Fragmented France: Two Centuries of Disputed Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199216314
eISBN:
9780191712265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216314.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Intellectuals have imparted polemical contentiousness to French political controversy. Zola's role in the Dreyfus case had a literary legacy on both the Left and Right, with Surrealists and ... More


Work and Object: Explorations in the Metaphysics of Art

Peter Lamarque

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577460
eISBN:
9780191722998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577460.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book explores certain fundamental metaphysical aspects of works of art, giving focus to a distinction between works and the materials that underlie or constitute them. This constitutive material ... More


French Autobiography: Devices and Desires: Rousseau to Perec

Michael Sheringham

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158431
eISBN:
9780191673306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158431.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book studies French autobiography. Whereas earlier critics have engaged primarily in theoretical discussion of the genre, or in analyses of individual works or authors, this book identifies ... More


Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Ann Jefferson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book spans three centuries to provide the first full account of the long and diverse history of genius in France. Exploring a wide range of examples from literature, philosophy, and history, as ... More


Cultural Critique and the End of Genius: Barthes, Sartre

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes the gradual discrediting of the notion of genius. In France in the 1950s, contemporaneously with the Minou Drouet affair, it became the object of a powerful cultural critique ... More


Introduction

France Peter

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Jean Sartre's fictional hero Roquentin believes that one cannot seriously take the task of writing one's life. For him, biography is an impossibility, a work of ‘pure imagination’ subjected to the ... More


Sartre: An Existentialist in the Underworld

Joseph Frank

in Responses to Modernity: Essays in the Politics of Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239252
eISBN:
9780823239290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239252.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Jean-Paul Sartre's treatise Saint Genet, comédien et martyr (1952) is one of the strangest books ever to be written by a reputable philosopher. It is about a far more outlandish figure than Immanuel ... More


Sartre’s Existentialist Biographies: Search for a Method

Christina Howells

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses Jean Sartre's approach to writing biographies. As a biographer, Sartre embraces the paradox of an attempted, yet always impossible, totalization of the fragmentary, and ... More


After‐Lives: Postmodern Experiments in Meta‐Auto/biografiction: Sartre, Nabokov, Lessing, Byatt

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This shorter chapter is a coda considering the afterlife of modernism's engagements with life‐writings covered in Part II. It begins by sketching how the ideas traced in this study of imaginary ... More


Epilogue: Reception and the Political

Miriam Leonard

in Athens in Paris: Ancient Greece and the Political in Post-War French Thought

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277254
eISBN:
9780191707414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277254.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

How far can reading the Greeks politically get us? This concluding chapter questions whether an innovative approach to the political — a new theory of democracy — has emerged from the French post-war ... More


Epilogue

Lawrence R. Schehr

in Subversions of Verisimilitude: Reading Narrative from Balzac to Sartre

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231355
eISBN:
9780823241095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231355.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

To move from the retrospective and nostalgic view of the Restoration that is Balzac's to the world leading to the Second World War that is Sartre's is to cover a bit over a century of tumultuous ... More


Divided Minds: Sartre’s “Bad Faith” Critique of Freud

Jerome Neu

in On Loving Our Enemies: Essays in Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199862986
eISBN:
9780199949762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862986.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers Sartre's critique of Freud and his alternative account of self-deception in terms of bad faith in order to see what can be learned from him and also in order to suggest that ... More


Art, Ontology, and the End of Nausea

Peter Lamarque

in Work and Object: Explorations in the Metaphysics of Art

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577460
eISBN:
9780191722998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577460.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter identifies a view about the ontology of art in the final sections of Jean-Paul Sartre's novel Nausea and suggests a more positive evaluation of the novel's ending than is commonly ... More


Introduction

David Woodruff Smith and Amie L. Thomasson

in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199272457
eISBN:
9780191709951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272457.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This volume involves both disciplinary and historical issues, and aims to integrate results and methods of the two disciplines in the interest of philosophy as a whole. There has been a long-standing ... More


Structure as the Subject of Justice

Iris Marion Young

in Responsibility for Justice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195392388
eISBN:
9780199866625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392388.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on a specific kind of moral wrong—structural injustice—which is distinct from wrongs traceable to specific individual actions or policies. The chapter is organized as follows. ... More


Sartre and Biography: Existential Acts and the Desacralization of Literature

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Sartre shares with Leiris a view of literature that conceives of it as an act, but, in contrast to Leiris, his aim is rather to desacralize the literary. An examination of his theoretical writings, ... More


Reason, Absurdity, and Anti-Semitism in the believer

Tom Martin

in Ethics at the Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The aim of this essay is to account for the anti-Semitism harboured and expressed by Danny Balint, the main character in Henry Bean’s film, The Believer. I begin by considering two kinds of ... More


Writing and Politics: Contexts and Debates

Patrick Hayes

in J.M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics after Beckett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587957
eISBN:
9780191723292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587957.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter contextualizes Coetzee's fiction by placing it in relation to late twentieth‐century debates on the nature of a good community, and on the relationship between culture and politics. It ... More


Iris Murdoch and Existentialism

Richard Moran

in Iris Murdoch, Philosopher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199289905
eISBN:
9780191728471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289905.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter seeks to correct a widespread impression both of her own work and of the legacy of existentialism. On this view Murdoch’s engagement with Sartrean existentialism was both brief and ... More


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