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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Kierkegaard and Philosophy

    Selected Essays

    By Alastair Hannay

    Kierkegaard and Philosophy makes many of the most important papers on Kierkegaard available in one place for the first time. These seventeen essays, written over a period of over twenty years, have all been substantially revised or specially prepared for this collection, with a new introduction by...

    Published May 1st 2006 by Routledge

  6. Karl Jaspers

    Politics and Metaphysics

    By Dr Chris Thornhill

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

    This book sets out a new reading of the much-neglected philosophy of Karl Jaspers. By questioning the common perception of Jaspers either as a proponent of irrationalist cultural philosophy or as an early, peripheral disciple of Martin Heidegger, it re-establishes him as a central figure in modern...

    Published April 6th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Understanding Existentialism

    By Dr. Jack Reynolds

    Understanding Existentialism provides an accessible introduction to existentialism by examining the major themes in the work of Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty and de Beauvoir. Paying particular attention to the key texts, Being and Time, Being and Nothingness, Phenomenology of Perception, The...

    Published November 22nd 2005 by Routledge

  8. On the Public

    By Alastair Hannay

    Series: Thinking in Action

    The media often talk about public opinion, the 'American' or 'British' public, or the movie-going public. A public can hold an opinion and be divided. What is the public and where did it come from? Is there one public or many? Is the very idea of the public a myth?In this fascinating book, Alastair...

    Published March 23rd 2005 by Routledge

  9. On Being Authentic

    By Charles Guignon

    Series: Thinking in Action

    'To thine own self be true.' From Polonius's words in Hamlet right up to Oprah, we are constantly urged to look within. Why is being authentic the ultimate aim in life for so many people, and why does it mean looking inside rather than out? Is it about finding the 'real' me, or something greater...

    Published June 16th 2004 by Routledge

  10. Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Basic Writings

    Edited by Thomas Baldwin

    Merleau-Ponty was a pivotal figure in twentieth century French philosophy. He was responsible for bringing the phenomenological methods of the German philosophers - Husserl and Heidegger - to France and instigated a new wave of interest in this approach. His influence extended well beyond the...

    Published December 4th 2003 by Routledge