Sartre: der Philosoph des 20. Jahrhunderts Bernard-Henri Lévy

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Sartre: der Philosoph des 20. Jahrhunderts by Bernard-Henri Lévy
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A whole man, made of all men, worth all of them, and any one of them worth him. This was how Jean-Paul Sartre characterized himself at the end of his autobiographical study, Words. And Bernard-Henri L évy shows how Sartre cannot be understoodMoreA whole man, made of all men, worth all of them, and any one of them worth him. This was how Jean-Paul Sartre characterized himself at the end of his autobiographical study, Words. And Bernard-Henri L évy shows how Sartre cannot be understood without taking into account his relations with the intellectual forebears and contemporaries, the lovers and friends, with whom he conducted a lifelong debate.

His thinking was essentially a tumultuous dialogue with his whole age and himself. He learned from Gide the art of freedom, and how to experiment with inherited fictional forms. He was a fellow-traveller of communism, and yet his relations with the Party were deeply ambiguous.

He was fascinated by Freud but trenchantly critical of psychoanalysis. Beneath Sartre s complex and ever-mutating political commitments, L évy detects a polarity between anarchic individualism on the one hand, and a longing for absolute community that brought him close to totalitarianism on the other. L évy depicts Sartre as a man who could succumb to the twentieth century s catastrophic attraction to violence and the false messianism of its total political solutions, while also being one of the fiercest critics of its illusions and shortcomings.



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