It is said that Sartre maintained a certain opposition to post-structuralism,
for which his focus on a dialectical understanding of historical
praxis is considered evidence. Yet he rarely discussed post-structuralism,
nor engaged it in debate; which is odd, since it formed part of
his philosophical milieu. After all, he took on Marxism and Christianity.
But to debate post-structuralism would mean addressing its
view of the world, thereby assuming it actually had one. Perhaps he
saw that to address it as an ideology, a view of the world, rather than
a critique of discursivity itself, would be to transform it into what it
was not, against itself.