Jean-Paul Sartre: Mind and Body, Word and Deed

Boulé, Jean-Pierre and O'Donohoe, Benedict, eds. (2011) Jean-Paul Sartre: Mind and Body, Word and Deed. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne. ISBN 978-1-4438-2949-6

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Abstract

"Jean-Paul Sartre: Mind and Body, Word and Deed" celebrates Sartre's polyvalence with an examination of Sartrean philosophy, literature and politics. in four distinct yet related sections, twelve scholars from three continents examine Sartre's thought, writing and action over his long career. "Sartre and the Body" reappraises Sartre's work in dialogue with other philosophers past and present, including Maine de Biran, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Didier Anzieu. "Sartre and Time" offers a first-hand account by Michel Contat of Sartre and Beauvoir working together, and a "philosophy in practice" analysis by Francois Noudelmann. "Ideology and Politics" uses Sartrean notions of commitment and engagement to address modern and contemporary politics, including insights into Castro, De Gaulle, Sarkozy and Obama. Finally, an important but neglected episode of Sartre's life - the visit that he and Beauvoir made to Japan in 1966 - is narrated with verve and humour by Professor Michihiko Suzuki, who first met Sartre during that visit and remained in touch thereafter. Taken together, these twelve chapters make a strong case for the continued relevance of Sartre today.

Item Type: Edited Book
Additional Information: This was a thoroughly equal and collaborative enterprise between myself and fellow Sartre scholar, Jean-Pierre Boule (Professor of French at Nottingham Trent University). Most of the chapters are developed from papers given in Tokyo and London in 2009 under the auspices of the Japanese and UK Sartre Societies, and with the support of a Research Networks Grant from the AHRC (worth 15k), obtained by Prof. Boule in 2008. It was my idea that we should pull these together, along with several other cognate chapters, into a volume for CSP. The editing process was evenly shared, including translating and re-drafting of certain chapters submitted in French or idiosyncratic English - five of the contributing authors are not native speakers of English. Professor Christina Howells (Wadham College, Oxford), the UK's leading Sartre specialist, in her preview of the volume describes it as "an impressive collection of essays by two of the UK's most dedicated Sartre scholars", and asserts that it "represents a substantial contribution".
Schools and Departments: School of English > Sussex Centre for Language Studies
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
P Language and Literature
Depositing User: Benedict O'Donohoe
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:12
Last Modified: 15 May 2012 12:44
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15241
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