Existentialism Is a Humanism by Jean-Paul Sartre

››› Get audio book. ‹‹‹ Original Title: Existentialism Is a Humanism ISBN: 0300115466 ISBN13: 9780300115468 Autor: Jean-Paul Sartre/Arlette Elkaim-Sartre (Preface)/ Annie Cohen-Solal (Introduction)/ Carol Macomber (Translation) Rating: 4.7 of 5 stars (5188) counts Original Format: Paperback, 108 pages Download Format: PDF, FB2, DJVU, iBook. Published: July 24th 2007 / by Yale University Press / (first published 1946) Language: English Genre(s): Philosophy- 1,103 users Nonfiction- 269 users Cultural >France- 107 users Classics- 47 users Writing >Essays- 41 users European Literature >French Literature- 30 users Literature >20th Century- 26 users Philosophy >Theory- 22 users Academic >School- 15 users Nobel Prize- 14 users

Description: It was to correct common misconceptions about his thought that Sartre accepted an invitation to speak on October 29, 1945, at the Club Maintenant in Paris. The unstated objective of his lecture ("Existentialism Is a Humanism") was to expound his philosophy as a form of "existentialism", a

term much bandied about at the time. Sartre asserted that existentialism was essentially a doctrine for philosophers, though, ironically, he was about to make it accessible to a general audience.The published text of his lecturequickly became one of the bibles of existentialism and made Sartre an international celebrity. The idea of freedom occupies the center of Sartre’s doctrine. Man, born into an empty, godless universe, is nothing to begin with. He creates his essence—his self, his being—through the choices he freely makes ('existence precedes essence"). Were it not for the contingency of his death, he would never end. Choosing to be this or that is to affirm the value of what we choose. In choosing, therefore, we commit not only ourselves but all of mankind. This edition of Existentialism Is a Humanism is a translation of the1996 Frenchedition, which includes Arlette Elkaïm-Sartre’s introduction anda Q&A with Sartre about his lecture. Paired with "Existentialism Is a Humanism” is another seminal Sartre text, his commentary on Camus’s The Stranger. In her foreword, intended for an American audience, acclaimed Sartre biographer Annie Cohen-Solal offers an assessment of both works.

About Author:

Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre, normally known simply as Jean-Paul Sartre, was a French existentialist philosopher and pioneer, dramatist and screenwriter, novelist and critic. He was a leading figure in 20th century French philosophy. He declined the award of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has exerted a far-reaching influence on our age." In the years around the time of his death, however, existentialism declined in French philosophy and was overtaken by structuralism, represented by Levi-Strauss and, one of Sartre's detractors, Michel Foucault.

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- L\'existentialisme est un humanisme (Mass Market Paperback)

- Existentialism and Humanism (Paperback)

- El existencialismo es un humanismo (Paperback)

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