Existential Psychoanalysis by Jean-Paul Sartre

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A criticism of modern psychology in general and Freud's determinism in particular.
 

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Jean-Paul Sartre was a prolific philosopher, novelist, public intellectual, biographer, playwright and founder of the journal Les Temps Modernes. Born in Paris in 1905 and died in 1980, Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1964-and turned it down. His books include Nausea, Intimacy, The Flies, No Exit, Sartre's War Diaries, Critique of Dialectical Reason, and the monumental treatise Being and Nothingness. Richard Howard is the author of eleven books of poetry, including Untitled Subjects, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970. He is the translator for more than 150 works from the French language. He received the American Book Award for his translation of Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal. James Wood, the prominent critic, essayist, and novelist, is a professor at Harvard and a staff writer for The New Yorker. Born in Durham, England, he began his career at The Guardian and later became a senior editor at The New Republic. He currently serves on the editorial board of The London Review of Books and The Common in Cambridge, MA. His books include The Irresponsible Self: On Laughter and the Novel, How Fiction Works, and, most recently, The Fun Stuff: And Other Essays.
 
Published January 25, 1962 by Gateway Editions. 212 pages
Genres: Law & Philosophy, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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A revised and expanded edition which ""takes into account Sartre's prolific output in the interim and the universal growth of interest in Existentialism."" Mr. Stern sees the move from bistro to university as a guarantee for the survival of Existentialism as a part of modern Western philosophy.

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The first essay, Existential Psychology, deals with a new method for understanding personality and approaches the personality as a factor in flux swinging between "factivity" (the brute fact of existence) and the "irreducible project" or what we wish to become.

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