Introducing Sartre: A Graphic Guide

Author(s): Philip Thody

Philosophy

INTRODUCING guide to the father of existentialism and one of 20th century philosophy's most famous characters. Jean-Paul Sartre was once described as being, next to Charles de Gaulle, the most famous Frenchman of the 20th century. Between the ending of the Second World War in 1945 and his death in 1980, Sartre was certainly the most famous French writer, as well as one of the best-known living philosophers. Introducing Sartre explains the basic ideas inspiring his world view, and pays particular attention to his idea of freedom. It also places his thinking on literature in the context of the 20th century debate on its nature and function. It examines his ideas on Marxism, his enthusiasm for the student rebellion of 1968, and his support for movements of national liberation in the Third World. The book also provides a succinct account of his life, and especially of the impact which his unusual childhood had on his attitude towards French society.


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Philip Thody was Professor of French Literature at the University of Leeds until 1993. He died in 1999. Howard Read has illustrated numerous Introducing titles including Heidegger and Evolution.

General Fields

  • : 9781848312111
  • : Icon Books Ltd
  • : Icon Books Ltd
  • : April 2011
  • : April 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Philip Thody
  • : Paperback
  • : Howard Read
  • : 176