SparkNotes: Jean-Paul Sartre (1905–1980): Context

The term was explicitly adopted as a self-description byJean-Paul Sartre, and through the wide dissemination of the postwarliterary and philosophical output of Sartre and hisassociates—notably Simone de Beauvoir, Maurice Merleau-Ponty,and Albert Camus—existentialism became identified with acultural movement that flourished in Europe in the 1940s and1950s.

What Would a Stoic Do? Response to Jean-Paul Sartre

6. Jean-Paul Sartre, Notebooks for an Ethics, trans. David Pellauer (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992); originally published as Cahiers pour une morale (Paris: Gallimard, 1983). It is important to note that although Sartre wrote these Notebooks in 1947–48, early in his career, they were not published until 1983, three years after his death. It is also of interest to note that, in contrast to Haïm Gordon or, to a lesser extent, Joe Catalano, both William McBride and I, writing in separate works, used the word “gold mine” to describe the benefit of these posthumously published Notebooks. See William McBride, Sartre’s Political Theory (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991), 63, and Ronald E. Santoni, Bad Faith, Good Faith, and Authenticity in Sartre’s Early Philosophy (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1995), xix. Please note that all subsequent references to the Notebooks for an Ethics are cited as NFE, followed by the page number(s). References to the French original use the abbreviation CPM, followed by the page number(s). Unless otherwise indicated, I use the Pellauer translation.


SparkNotes: Jean-Paul Sartre (1905–1980): Anti-Semite …

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It is this kind of thinking that motivated Sartre to supportthe Algerians in their struggle for freedom from France. For Sartre thenecessity of freedom is paramount in his thinking. He saw freedom as the centralcharacteristic of being human; hence his advocacy of the duty of violence togain freedom and to remove social injustice. For Sartre, it is politics first -overcome resistance, smash the framework, subdue, terrorise in order to gainfreedom. Plundering of the inhabitants will cease only after independence. ButSartre also warned against neo-colonialism - the system by which blacksurrogates in the once colonial territory operated for the benefit of theirwhite principals in the . Sartre uses the assassination of to support his case. For Sartre, it is important for the French tobe aware of the terrorism, violence, and oppression that colonialism andneo-colonialism unleash. Sartre is convincing in his analysis of the oppressiveand violent nature of colonialism and neo-colonialism but it is his advocacy ofviolence as a response that will worry many. People like ,,, , and demonstrated that non-violent resistance is just as powerful.


Jean-Paul Sartre: Iron in the Soul – Moonshake Books

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A Commentary on Jean Paul Sartre’s Being and Nothingness

With profound lucidity and sensitivity, one of the very first to note this was Jean-Paul Sartre, the existentialist philosopher who in his novel Nausea wrote a clear testimony to the liberating potential of jazz.