"Sartre Today" is a tribute to Jean-Paul Sartre on the centenary of his birth (1905-2005). With twenty-two contributions from leading Sartre scholars in North America and the United Kingdom, this volume will greatly enhance Sartre scholarship in the English-speaking world. The diversity of these chapters reflects the depth and breadth of Sartre's wide-ranging engagement with the political and cultural issues of his time. Yet, as these contributions demonstrate, it is clear that Sartre's work still offers an important framework through which to address contemporary issues of a similar magnitude. This applies to Sartre's enduring contribution to philosophy and his conception of violence and terror, as well as analyses of the latest political events in the United States. Other contributions address Sartre's relationship to the contemporary understanding of neuroscience and group therapy, as well as his conception of literature, biography, the theater and cinema. This rich volume will be of great use not only to all Sartre scholars, but also to anyone who has an interest in modern philosophy, politics, psychology, and literature.
Introduction : Sartre at one hundred - a man of the nineteenth century addressing the twenty-first? / Thomas R. Flynn -- 1. Sartre’s ontology from Being and nothingness to The family idiot / Joseph S. Catalano -- 2. Freedom, nothingness, consciousness : some remarks on the structure of Being and nothingness / Reidar Due -- 3. The Sartrean account of the look as a theory of dialogue / Steve Martinot -- 4. The bad faith of violence - and is Sartre in bad faith regarding it? / Ronald E. Santoni -- 5. Sartre on freedom and education / David Detmer -- 6. Sartre and realism-all-the-way-down / John Duncan -- 7. Consciousness and digestion : Sartre and neuroscience / Hazel E. Barnes -- 8. Group therapy as revolutionary praxis : a Sartrean view / Betty Cannon -- 9. A feminist-Sartrean approach to understanding rape trauma / Constance L. Mui -- 10. To hell and back : Sartre on (and in) analysis with freud / Peter Caws -- 11. Biography and the question of literature in Sartre / Ann Jefferson -- 12. From Prague to Paris : the beginning of theater semiotics and Sartre’s early esthetic of theater / Dennis A. Gilbert -- 13. Sartre’s conception of historiality and temporality : the quest for a motive in Camus’ novel The stranger and Sartre’s play Dirty hands / Adrian van den Hoven -- 14. Sartre and the return of the living dead / Colin Davis -- 15. Les Mots : Sartre and the language of belief / John Gillespie -- 16. Sartre and terror / Ian Birchall -- 17. The alter-globalization movement and Sartre’s Morality and history / Betsy Bowman and Bob Stone -- 18. Sartre and Fanon : on negritude and political participation / Azzedine Haddour -- 19. Camus versus Sartre : the unresolved conflict / Ronald Aronson -- 20. Sartre at the twilight of liberal democracy as we have known it / William L. McBride.