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  1. Sartre and the Moral Limits of War and Terrorism

    By Jennifer Ang Mei Sze

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    Reinterpreting Sartre’s main methodologies and removing Hegelian dialectics from his notion of violence, this book demolishes the supposed hostile intersubjective relations that characterizes all concrete relations. Furthering this stance, it reconstructs an interpretation of the "violent Sartre"...

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Phenomenology and Existentialism

    An Introduction

    By Reinhardt Grossman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    Professor Grossman’s introduction to the revolutionary work of Husserl, Heidegger and Sartre studies the ideas of their predecessors too, explaining in detail Descartes’s conception of the mind, Brentano’s theory of intentionality, and Kierkegaard’s emphasis on dread, while tracing the debate over...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Theology as an Empirical Science

    By Douglas Clyde Macintosh

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

    Investigating the question ‘can theology, description of the divine reality, be made truly scientific?’, this book addresses logic and human knowledge alongside experimental religion. An important philosophic work by a prolific theologian also known for his later court case regarding conscientious...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre

    By Jonathan Webber

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Philosophy

    Webber argues for a new interpretation of Sartrean existentialism. On this reading, Sartre is arguing that each person’s character consists in the projects they choose to pursue and that we are all already aware of this but prefer not to face it. Careful consideration of his existentialist writings...

    Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Existentialism

    Edited by Tanja Staehler

    Series: Critical Concepts in Philosophy

    Existentialism entered the public consciousness after the Second World War, especially through the work of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. Indeed, these charismatic and engaged thinkers gave philosophy a level of glamour it had not before enjoyed, while existentialism’s...

    Published December 14th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Phenomenology of Moral Normativity

    By William H. Smith

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    Why should I be moral? Philosophers have long been concerned with the legitimacy of morality’s claim on us—especially its ostensible aim to motivate certain actions of all persons unconditionally. This problem of moral normativity has received extensive treatment in analytic moral theory, but...

    Published December 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  7. Reading Sartre

    On Phenomenology and Existentialism

    Edited by Jonathan Webber

    Jean-Paul Sartre was one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. The fourteen original essays in this volume focus on the phenomenological and existentialist writings of the first major phase of his published career, arguing with scholarly precision for their continuing...

    Published August 25th 2010 by Routledge

  8. The Imaginary

    A Phenomenological Psychology of the Imagination

    By Jean-Paul Sartre

    Series: Routledge Classics

    A cornerstone of Sartre’s philosophy, The Imaginary was first published in 1940. Sartre had become acquainted with the philosophy of Edmund Husserl in Berlin and was fascinated by his idea of the 'intentionality of consciousness' as a key to the puzzle of existence. Against this background, The...

    Published March 12th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Jean-Paul Sartre

    By Christine Daigle

    Series: Routledge Critical Thinkers

    A critical figure in twentieth-century literature and philosophy, Jean-Paul Sartre changed the course of critical thought, and claimed a new, important role for the intellectual. Christine Daigle sets Sartre’s thought in context, and considers a number of key ideas in detail, charting their impact...

    Published October 16th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Merleau-Ponty

    By Taylor Carman

    Series: The Routledge Philosophers

    Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961) is one of the most important philosophers of the Twentieth century. His theories of perception and the role of the body have had an enormous impact on the humanities and social sciences, yet the full scope of his contribution not only to phenomenology but...

    Published July 25th 2008 by Routledge