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Sartre's Three Gods

Daniel O'Shiel

This article argues that although Jean-Paul Sartre is widely acknowledged as an atheist, a closer look at his phenomenological ontology in Being and Nothingness (1943) demonstrates a more complicated picture. I explicate three concepts of God at

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Sartre was not a Marxist

Alfred Betschart

fall 2018, Ron Aronson published a remarkable essay with the title: “The Philosophy of Our Time,” 1 in which he praises Jean-Paul Sartre's existential Marxism as a possible “philosophical foundation for today's revitalized critiques of capitalism

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From Jean-Paul Sartre to Critical Existentialism

Notes for an Existentialist Ethical Theory

Maria Russo

The aim of this article is to sketch an existentialist ethical theory based on a Kantian interpretation of Jean-Paul Sartre's ethics of authenticity. Between 1947 and 1948, Sartre wrote several notebooks on the possibility of developing an

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Sartre and Camus

In/Justice and Freedom in the Algerian Context

Ouarda Larbi Youcef

justice.”-Albert Camus “Freedom is what we do with what is done to us.”-Jean-Paul Sartre Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus met for the first time in June 1943 in Paris. Their friendship lasted almost a decade, more precisely, until 1952, though not

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Sartre and Beauvoir on Women's Psychological Oppression

Mary Edwards

The central aim of this paper is to show that Jean-Paul Sartre's mature work represents a fecund source for contemporary feminist debate concerning the role of the imagination in women's psychological oppression. Before beginning, though, the

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Sartre, Camus and a Marxism for the 21st Century

David Schweikart

Ever since Marx, philosophy must lead to action. Otherwise it is irrelevant …. Philosophers must be angry, and, in this world, stay angry. Jean-Paul Sartre (1972) 1 I. The Quarrel On June 30, 1952 Albert Camus sent a seventeen-page letter to the

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Théorie et pratique du dialogue romanesque chez Jean-Paul Sartre

Esther Demoulin

« On parle dans sa propre langue, on écrit dans une langue étrangère », 1 nous dit Sartre dans Les Mots . Quelle langue Sartre a-t-il dès lors utilisée pour écrire la parole ? À cette question, Sartre donne une réponse détaillée dans son article

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Sartre, Lacan, and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis

A Defense of Lacanian Responsibility

Blake Scott

period—from the Frankfurt school in Germany to Sartre and his successors in France—one can see how any significant overhaul to Freudian theory, such as Jacques Lacan’s proclaimed “return to Freud,” might also be of concern to contemporary philosophical

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Sartre, Bad Faith and Authentic Decolonial Interventions

Leshaba Lechaba

Introduction Sartre's commitment to the course of anti-Black racism and oppression made him an ally of Black existential thought and Black liberation struggles in the twentieth century. 1 For this reason, his works are significant insofar as

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Sartre on the American Working Class: Seven Articles in Combat from 6 to 30 June, 1945

Jean-Paul Sartre and Ronald Aronson

In early 1945, with the war not yet over, Sartre travelled to the United States for the first time. He travelled with a group of correspondents who were invited in order to influence French public opinion favourably towards the United States.1 Sartre was sent by his friend Albert Camus to report back to Combat, the leading newspaper of the independent left. Once invited, he arranged also to report back to the conservative newspaper, Le Figaro. Simone de Beauvoir reports that learning of Camus’ invitation in late 1944 was one of the most exciting moments of Sartre’s life.