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A Centenary Celebration
Edited by Adrian van den Hoven and Andrew Leak
344 pages, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-84545-167-7 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (December 2005)
ISBN 978-1-84545-166-0 $34.95/£27.95 Pb Published (December 2005)
“Each chapter is well written and thoroughly researched, offering an overall balanced and insightful analysis of the subject at hand. The first two parts… treat the general reader to a crash course on Sartrean existentialism, which undergirds his engagement; the second part... links Sartre to the contemporary understanding of neuroscience and group therapy, and the third relates Sartre’s interest in biography, cinema and theatre to contemporary trends in these fields…This volume confirms Sartre’s stature as universal intellectual.” · Modern and Contemporary France
Sartre Today is a tribute to Jean-Paul Sartre on the centenary of his birth (1905-2005). With twenty-two contributions from leading Sartre scholars in North America and the United Kingdom, this volume will greatly enhance Sartre scholarship in the English-speaking world.
The diversity of these chapters reflects the depth and breadth of Sartre's wide-ranging engagement with the political and cultural issues of his time. Yet as these contributions demonstrate, it is clear that Sartre's work still offers an important framework through which to address contemporary issues of a similar magnitude. This applies to Sartre's enduring contribution to philosophy and his conception of violence and terror, as well as analyses of the latest political events in the United States. Other contributions address Sartre's relationship to the contemporary understanding of neuroscience and group therapy as well as his conception of literature, biography, the theater and cinema.
This rich volume will be of great use not only to all Sartre scholars but also to anyone who has an interest in modern philosophy, politics, psychology, and literature.
Contributors: Thomas R. Flynn, Joseph S. Catalano, Reidar Due, Steve Martinot, Ronald E. Santoni, David Detmer, John Duncan, Hazel E. Barnes, Betty Cannon, Constance L. Mui, Peter Caws, Ann Jefferson, Dennis A. Gilbert, Colin Davis John Gillespie Ian Birchall, Betsy Bowman and Bob Stone, Azzedine Haddour, Ronald Aronson, William L. McBride
Adrian van den Hoven is Professor of French Language & Literature at the University of Windsor (Ontario).
Andrew Leak is Senior Lecturer in French at University College London.