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Jean-Paul in the Light of Sartre's Century

(Original title: Jean-Paul vo svetle Sartrovho storočia)
Filozofia, 60 (2005), 5, 311-333.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

In the end of the 1960s France witnessed the response of the younger generation of philosophers to the leftist ideologies of 1968, as well as to the "intellectual models" of that time: Sartre, Lévi-Strauss, Lacan etc. It was from this response that the so called "new philosophy" raised. Among them also B.-H. Lévy, who later, as a mature philosopher (after publishing his famous The Barbarism with Human Face and The French ideology), in spite of having suppressed his model J.-P. Sartre (who has called all the "new philosophers" "agents of CIA") returned to him in his remarkable biography. The question than is: Which Sartre - then there were more than one Sartre: Sartre as the author of Nausea is not identical with Sartre as a follower of Stalinism - and how could he substantiate the whole century, which was a century of seething of ideas, events mostly tragic, challenges, defeats, which all are constitutive of our modernity?

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