HomeGroupsTalkExploreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Introducing Sartre by Philip Thody
Loading...

Introducing Sartre (edition 2003)

by Philip Thody

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
223196,517 (3.35)2
A brilliant illustrated guide to the father of existentialism and one of 20th-century philosophy's most famous characters.
Member:DanielBarnes-Bineid
Title:Introducing Sartre
Authors:Philip Thody
Info:Cambridge : Icon Books, 2003.
Collections:Your library
Rating:
Tags:None

Work Information

Introducing Sartre by Philip Thody

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 2 mentions

I’m no philosopher, but I love these “Introducing . . .” or “. . . for Beginners” books. They’re full of drawings that help you remember the key points of a person’s philosophy without needing a degree to get started.

Sarte, as most of you already know if you’re looking this up, was a French existentialist who protested the French occupation of Algeria and believed socialism was the answer to the oppression of the working class. He believed strongly in human freedom, but not in a positive way. Humans are free because they are always one step removed from experiences—they always have a choice in their response to circumstance. Sarte believed that humans always wish they could live the experiences directly, without being one step removed.

If there are any philosophers out there reading this, feel free to correct me. The preceding paragraph is merely my summary of a beginner’s book on a brilliant thinker. For those looking for an introduction to his life and works, this book will get you thinking. ( )
1 vote StephenBarkley | Jul 27, 2010 |
no reviews | add a review

Belongs to Series

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

A brilliant illustrated guide to the father of existentialism and one of 20th-century philosophy's most famous characters.

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Popular covers

Quick Links

Rating

Average: (3.35)
0.5
1 1
1.5 1
2 2
2.5 1
3 2
3.5 1
4 6
4.5 1
5 2

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 164,506,864 books! | Top bar: Always visible