Sartre s Sink

Sink. with. Jean-Paul. Sartre. Tools: Plunger Bucket Wire Cloth Materials: None Monday 0700 Something has happened. So cunningly did it instil itself that at first I doubted my own senses. Even just now bent over the white hollowed form ...

Author: Mark Crick

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781847086747

Category: Humor

Page: 98

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For too long DIY books have suffered the neglect of the literary establishment. Finally, here in one volume, are the essential DIY tips of the world's greatest writers. Dostoyevsky tells of a young man employed by an elderly lady to retile her bathroom; Caesar puts up a shelf for his rebellious tribe of adolescenti; the existentialist hero of the Sartre pastiche is both disgusted and nauseated to discover in a blocked sink the revelation of his own condition. We also learn how to repair a dripping tap under Conrad's eyes, replace a window pane with a voyeuristic Milan Kundera, and hang wallpaper under the watchful eye of Mark Twain. Other handy hints include how to: replace a roof tile; remedy a squeaking floor board; remove a carpet stain and bleed a radiator, by writers including Bronte, Shakespeare, Duras, Salinger and Paul Auster. As in the companion book, Kafka's Soup, each piece is illustrated by a famous artist, including da Vinci, Hokusai and Rembrandt.

Socrates Meets Sartre

It was as if a sink had two drain holes instead of one . When there was one all the garbage in the sink emptied out through the hole that is your consciousness alone . So two men sitting in the park enjoying the sight of the same tree ...

Author: Peter Kreeft

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9780898709711

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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Christian philosopher Kreeft (philosophy, Boston College) uses an imaginary dialogue between Socrates and Sartre to challenge the fundamental concepts of existentialist philosophy. The conversational style and non-technical language he employs serves to make the concepts discussed accessible to both students and general readers. Kreeft is also the

Heidegger s Being and Time

In “Existentialism is a Humanism” Sartre argues that we cannot be guided in our decision-making by who we have been or ... Sartre misses this absolutely critical insight, and Merleau-Ponty uses this oversight to sink Sartre's account of ...

Author: William Blattner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441114136

Category: Philosophy

Page: 204

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Continuum's Reader's Guides are clear, concise and accessible introductions to classic works of philosophy. Each book explores the major themes, historical and philosophical context and key passages of a major philosophical text, guiding the reader toward a thorough understanding of often demanding material. Ideal for undergraduate students, the guides provide an essential resource for anyone who needs to get to grips with a philosophical text. Heidegger's Being and Time is one of the most influential and controversial philosophical treatises of the 20th century. It had a profound impact on Sartre and Merleau-Ponty in their further development of phenomenology and existentialism, hugely influenced Gadamer's hermeneutics, and paved the way, partly directly and partly indirectly through Heidegger's later thought, for the emergence of deconstructionism. In addition to being a very important text, it is also a very difficult one. Heidegger presents a number of challenges to the the reader, asking them to abandon many assumptions fundamental to traditional philosophy, such as the mind/body distinction and the concept of substance. The text also introduces a whole host of new concepts and terms and as such is a hugely challenging, yet fascinating, piece of philosophical writing. In Heidegger's 'Being and Time': A Reader's Guide William Blattner explains the philosophical background against which the book was written and provides a clear and concise overview of the key themes and motifs. The book then examines this challenging text in details, guiding the reader to a clear understanding of Heidegger's work as a whole. Finally Blattner explores the reception and influence of the work and offers the student guidance on further reading. This is the ideal companion to study of this most influential and challenging of texts.

The Power of Consciousness and the Force of Circumstances in Sartre s Philosophy

Sartre's Errors : A Discussion with Raymond ' Aron , André Glucksman , Benny Lévy , et al . , ” tr . G. N. Sink , in Telos ( Summer 1980 ) , p . 154. Originally appeared in Libération , special edition on Sartre , May 1980 . 3.

Author: Thomas W. Busch

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253114039

Category: Philosophy

Page: 132

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"Displaying a masterful grasp of the texts, the author shows how otherness forces itself upon the existentialist Sartre, gradually constraining him to modify his understanding of consciousness as omnipotent. The issue is Sartre's discovery of the social and its conceptual assimilation into his individualistic, consciousness-oriented philosophy." -- Thomas R. Flynn "This very successful and accessible scholarly book... is simultaneously a succinct and clear overview of Sartre's philosophical works.... and a fresh consideration of Sartre's body of work." -- Choice "Busch's admirably clear and compact discussion is essential reading for Sartre scholars, since it powerfully addresses many issues dividing them... " -- Ethics "... a useful overview of the evolution of Sartre's thought... " -- Review of Politics "... a thought provoking reassessment of Sartre's philosophical career." -- Man and World "... succinct, richly documented survey... " -- International Studies in Philosophy

Beauvoir and Sartre

Beings do not sink into slime as they sink into water; instead, they are devoured by the slimy, dissolved, and decomposed ... (EN, 655; BN, 776)21 Sartre's descriptions associate slime with decomposition and dying, or more generally, ...

Author: Christine Daigle

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253220370

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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Addresses questions of influence between two of the 20th century's greatest minds

Existentialism A Philosophical Inquiry

Both Heidegger and Sartre remark on anxiety's negative aracter, and both distinguish angst from fear. ... including oneself, 'sinks into indifference' seems to be quite unlike Sartre's horrified awareness that nothing prevents him ...

Author: Joel Smith

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000590074

Category: Philosophy

Page: 266

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Existentialism asks some of the most fundamental questions about human existence: What gives our lives meaning and value? What is it to choose freely? How do I live an authentic life? How should I relate to myself and to others? In this book Joel Smith introduces and assesses the arguments and controversies surrounding these questions in an engaging way, providing a superb introduction to this important and perennial philosophical subject. Connecting existentialist themes with contemporary questions in ethics, philosophy of action, and the emotions, he brings existentialism to life. He does so by focusing on a set of distinctively existentialist questions and themes, including race and gender, whilst at the same time engaging with the classic existentialist texts from Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Fanon and others. The book is organised clearly around the following key topics: Life Subjectivity Meaning Freedom Angst Bad Faith Alienation Gender Race Authenticity Including chapter summaries and annotated further reading, Existentialism: A Philosophical Inquiry is the ideal starting point for anyone interested in this fascinating and important subject, in Philosophy as well as related disciplines such as Literature and Religion.

Sartre s Life Times and Vision du Monde

Sartre, who is an extremely intelligent writer, saw that his play would be difficult to construct with ... to what extremes of sadism or masochism love can give rise when it does not sink into indifference or degenerate into hate.

Author: William L. McBride

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135631611

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sartre Self formation and Masculinities

Chapter 4 MELANCHOLIA : MASCULINITY CHALLENGES ( 1929–1939 ) As was compulsory for all young French men , Sartre went to do his military service in ... Thus I sink into the condition of all who are sequestered ' ( 1983b * : WML , 33 ) .

Author: Jean-Pierre Boule

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571817425

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

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Published on the occasion of Sartre's Centenary, this book helps to understand the man behind the work, offering a psycho-social analysis of Jean-Paul Sartre with an emphasis on his masculinity. It sets out to contextualize Sartre in terms of his psycho-sexual formation and processes of self-constitution in view of his childhood. The main period under detailed study is 1905-1945, before Sartre became the Sartre. It concentrates on his early childhood, his teenage years in La Rochelle, the years at the Ecole Normale, and the first few years of his adulthood, with specific attention on the war years. An analysis of Sartre's relationships follows, with Simone de Beauvoir and other women and men (including love and sex), before a postscript covering the period 1973-1980. This essay is not a reductive account. It tells the story of Jean-Paul Sartre, from the inside out, so that the achievements of one of the major intellectuals of the 20th Century can be measured against his own internal struggles.

Sartre s Ethics of Engagement

I may easily sink into a self— perpetuating cycle. I tell myself I will never change, which has the effect of reinforcing the behaviour I ought to change. In short, the employment of strong character judgements is a strategy of bad ...

Author: T. Storm Heter

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826426031

Category: Philosophy

Page: 174

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A refreshing alternative to the longstanding view that Sartre is an extreme individualist, placing him instead at the centre of the debate over civic virtue and democratic participation.

Sartre s Radicalism and Oakeshott s Conservatism

All things, and we with them, sink into a surf of indifference. But not in the sense that everything simply disappears; rather, in the very act of drawing away from us everything turns towards us. This withdrawal of what-is-in-totality, ...

Author: A. Farr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230380264

Category: Philosophy

Page: 266

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If man has no nature - if our intellect and understanding are products of our own activities - do we possess a key to self-modification? Are we free to re-make mankind? Sartre champions the romantic idea that we can - by sheer determination - begin afresh. Oakeshott is struck by the vandalism of such a project - he seeks to defend political culture from degradation by meddling academics. The Radical and Conservative understanding of social order and the human self are compared in this in-depth analysis of two contrasting philosophies.