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Author Hayim, Gila J., 1938-

Title The existential sociology of Jean-Paul Sartre / Gila J. Hayim
Published Amherst, Mass. : University of Massachusetts Press, 1980


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Description xviii, 157 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Acknowledgement -- Introduction -- Ch. 1 Freedom, anguish and bad faith -- Existence -- Human action and time in Sartre and Weber -- Time and freedom: the existential experience of absence -- Freedom and anguish -- Anguish and the spirit of seriousness -- Voluntarism and valuation in Sartre and Weber -- The Concept of bad faith -- Ch. 2 Relationships with the other -- The Problem of identity in Mead and Sartre -- The Other in Hegel, Sartre and Mead -- Master-slave relationship -- The Look: the objectification of self and other -- Intimate relationships -- Ch. 3 The Existential theory of action -- Existential psychology -- The Concept of the situation -- Choice and the ethics of seriousness -- Being, doing and having -- Death and the spirit of seriousness -- Ch. 4 Materiality and sociality -- Introduction to the critique -- Sartre, Marx and the Marxists -- The Method -- Ch. 5 The Human group: serial and praxis groups -- Serial group: the sociology of human inertia -- The Struggle against the practico-inert: the praxis group -- Laing's use of Sartrean concepts -- Ch. 6 Opposition and identity: the individual and the group -- The Organized group -- Analytic rationality and synthetic rationality -- Individual action and group action -- Individual praxis as a model -- Praxis and process -- The Group-for-the-other -- Ch. 7 The Problem of authority -- The Sanctification of inertia -- The Acceptance of authority -- The Idea of the state -- Common praxis as other-directedness -- Bureaucracy -- Ch. 8 The Recovery of human experience -- Dialectical humanism -- On human struggle: concluding remarks -- Index
Summary In chapter one I cover the basic concepts developed in Being and Nothingness, notable those of "temporality," "negation," "anguish" and "bad faith." In chapter two I move from the individual as the center of free action, to the individual in relation to the Other. In chapter three I attempt to unify the perspectives in the first two chapter and present a theory of action. In chapter four I introduce the reader to the Critique and establish its thematic links with Being and Nothingness. In chapter five I analyze the ramifications of the concept of the practico-inert, which, for Sartre, is inseparable from human sociality. In chapter six I deal with the concept of organization, which refers to the contradictions within the social group as it moves into advanced stages of social integration. In chapter seven I cover the concepts of power and authority. Chapter eight deals with the idea of dialectical humanism and highlights essential concepts in the work by way of concluding it. --Introduction
Analysis Existentialism
Sartre, Jean-Paul
Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980
Notes Includes bibliographical footnotes and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980.
LC no. 80010131
ISBN 0870232983