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This landmark e-book, first released in 1979, met acclaim as a doubly very important paintings of radical philosophy. Its topic, Jean-Paul Sartre, used to be one of the 20th century's so much debatable and influential philosophers; its writer, István Mészáros, was once himself developing a name for profound contributions to the Marxian culture, which might proceed into the subsequent century. The paintings of Sartre was hence thought of crucial for its insights on Sartre and as a bit of Mészáros 's constructing politico-philosophical project.
 
In this thoroughly up to date and elevated volume, Mészáros examines the manifold points of Sartre's legacy—as novelist, playwright, thinker, and political actor—and in so doing casts gentle upon the enture oeuvre, situating it in the ancient and social context of Sartre's time. even if serious of elements of Sartre's philosophy, Mészáros celebrates his unyielding dedication to the fight opposed to the facility of capital, and elucidates what this implies for the person of their look for freedom.

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