Critique de la raison dialectique (précédé de Questions de méthode). Tome 1: Théorie des ensembles pratiques.

SARTRE Jean-Paul (1960.)

£650.00  [First Edition]

The third and final of Sartre's principal philosophical works

First edition, number 18 of 85 numbered copies on Lafuma Navarre paper. 8vo. 755, [5], pp. Original printed wrappers, fore and bottom edges untrimmed (spine very slightly bruised at head and tail, otherwise a near fine, unopened copy). Paris, Gallimard, Bibliothèque des Idees.

The third and final of Sartre's principal philosophical works, the Critique of Dialectical Reason is Sartre's attempt to synthesise his existentialist view of human freedom with a Marxist theory of history, a project initiated by the publication of Search for a Method in 1957, which appears as the introduction to the Critique. Sartre's aim here is a complete revitalisation of the promise of Marxism through reconceptualisation of the Marxist notion of praxis in terms of the existential concept of project. Here Sartre proposes a concept of praxis as a projective action of human consciousness which creates history and makes it intelligible, which is simultaneously conditioned by the external environment. The second volume, subtitled The Intelligibility of History, appeared posthumously in 1985.

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