The Pursuit of Being in the Life and Thought of Jean-Paul Sartre*
In this article, it will be shown that this generalization holds with particular force and vividness in the case of Jean-Paul Sartre.
The most salient themes of Sartre's formative years, as described in his autobiography The Words (Sartre, 1964), center around three closely interdependent features of his experience of himself in relation to others: (1) superfluity—a conviction that his existence was unnecessary and unjustified; (2) inauthenticity—an experience of his own conduct as always involving pretense and imposture; and (3) transparency—a feeling that he lacked a substantial self or identity, that he was at his core entirely devoid of content.
Early Years: A Dilemma of Self-Definition
Jean-Paul Sartre was born in 1905, the only child of Jean-Baptiste Sartre and his wife, Anne-Marie.
In the theoretical world of Jean-Paul Sartre, the subjective being
of the individual is perpetually threatened by the objectivating, engulfing power of alien consciousness.
This paper has examined the relationship between the life and the thought of Jean-Paul Sartre. The central themes of Sartre's personal existence are shown to revolve around a struggle for self-definition and self-formation, rooted in the empathic failures of significant others during his formative years.
Tête-à-Tête: imone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre Hazel Rowley New York: Harper Collins, 2005, 416 pp
In response to Atwood's (1994) essay, “The Pursuit of Being in the Life and Thought of Jean-Paul Sartre,” I wrote, “As a typical ‘pathography’
reducing the life and work of a great philosopher to his character pathology—this time conceived in self-psychological rather than Freudian terms as in Hanly's (1979) earlier study—Atwood's account is guilty of the fallacy best refuted by Sartre (1943) himself: while it is no doubt true that Jean-Paul Sartre suffered from a self disorder, not everyone with a disorder of the self is a Jean-Paul Sartre” (1996, p. 383).
A psychoanalyst must wonder: was the slimy creature in the depths—Jean-Paul Sartre?
But does it make sense to feel disturbed by these revelations?
The pursuit of being in the life and thought of Jean-Paul Sartre. In R.
The Freud Scenario
By Jean-Paul Sartre. Edited by J.-B.
In 1958 the film director, John Huston, invited Jean-Paul Sartre to write a screenplay about Freud's discovery of the unconscious determinants of the neuroses and of the psychoanalytic method for obtaining access to them.
DER WIDERSTAND BEI DER BEHANDLUNG VON ORGANKRANKEN MIT BEMERKUNGEN ÜBER WERKE VON JEAN-PAUL SARTRE
Viktor Von Weizsäcker
Die Psychologie vieler Mediziner ist genau so wie ihre Vorstellung vom kürpergeschehen.
Mit dem folgenden Abschnitt ist kein klinisches oder ärztliches, sondern ein literarisches Beispiel gewählt worden: ein Roman von Jean-Paul Sartre. An ihm soll also die Entstehung von Begriffen aus dem Zustande eines Menschen studiert werden, den man als pathologisch bezeichnen kann.
Ich werde mit Jean-Paul Sartre etwas machen, was er mit Baudelaire gemacht hat, weniger ausfährlich als er, aber noch etwas dazu.