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The Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre

(Volume XVI, 1981)

The format of this Library of Living Philosophers volume differs from that of its fifteen predecessors. Because of Sartre's failing eyesight, it was not possible for him either to read the critical essays or to respond in the usual way to his critics. Nor did he feel able to prepare an autobiography. Thus, in order to collect the material needed for the volume, it was necessary to conduct personal taped interviews with Sartre and then to have those interviews translated, edited, and arranged in an order that would approximate as closely as possible the customary format of the volumes in the Library of Living Philosophers series.

Skillfully and conscientiously conducted, the interviews themselves resulted in a unique and valuable document. At the time they occurred, Sartre was in good health except for his near-blindness, and he answered questions in a lively and easy manner. Although he seemed most comfortable when talking autobiographically, he nevertheless responded to many of the philosophical questions raised by the contributors to this volume. 

Table of Contents

An Interview with Jean-Paul Sartre

Michel Rybalka

Oreste F. Pucciani

Susan Gruenheck

R.D. Cumming: To Understand a Man 
Robert Champigny: Sartre on Sartre 
Charles D. Tenney: Aesthetics in the Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre 
Edward S. Casey: Sartre on Imagination 
Paul Ricoeur: Sartre and Ryle on the Imagination 
Amedeo Giorgi: Sartre's Systematic Psychology 
Phyllis Berdt Kenevan: Self-Consciousness and the Ego in the Philosophy of Sartre 
Robert C. Solomon: Sartre on Emotions 
Hubert L. Dryfus/Piotr Hoffman: Sartre's Changed Conception of Consciousness: From Lucidity to Opacity 
Robert V. Stone: Sartre on Bad Faith and Authenticity 
Joseph P. Fell: Battle of the Giants over Being 
Charles E. Scott: The Role of Ontology in Sartre and Heidegger 
Monika Langer: Sartre and Merleau-Ponty: A Reappraisal 
Maurice Natanson: The Problem of Others in Being and Nothingness 
Thomas R. Flynn: Mediated Reciprocity and the Genius of the Third 
Risieri Frondizi: Sartre's Early Ethics: A Critique 
Dagfinn Follesdal: Sartre on Freedom 
Donald Lazere: American Criticism of the Sartre-Camus Dispute: A Chapter in the Cultural Cold War 
P.M.W. Thody: Sartre and the Concept of Moral Action: The Example of His Novels and Plays 
Marie-Denise Boros Azzi: Representation of Character in Sartre's Drama, Fiction, and Biography 
Bernd Jager: Sartre's Anthropology: A Philosophical Reflection on La NausŽe 
Oreste F. Pucciani: Sartre and Flaubert as Dialectic 
Lee Brown/Alan Hausman: Mechanism, Intentionality, and the Unconscious: A Comparison of Sartre and Freud 
Ivan Soll: Sartre's Rejection of the Freudian Unconscious 
William Leon McBride: Sartre and Marxism 
Klaus Hartmann: Sartre's Theory of ensembles 
Hazel E. Barnes: Sartre as Materialist 
Ronald Aronson: Sartre's Turning Point: The Abandoned Critique de la raison dialectique, Volume Two
Jean-Paul Sartre: A Selected General Bibliography