Hi Mary Jo,
My knowledge of Sartre is pretty scattered. I tend to get hooked
more on themes and then go and see what a particular philosopher
would say about it; therefore I am sure that I put my foot in my
mouth all the time about Sartre, but as long as the people I'm
learning about him with don't mind, then it doesn't bother me that
much either; no big ego's here. I think that it would be a shame if
a great work like "Being and Nothingness" could not be discussed in a
collective type situation, because that book would take an individual
years to read and fully grasp.
The point that Sartre raises about the way that he would like to be
remembered has been in my thoughts in the last while. You really
can't seperate what a person says or does out of the context that
they say it or do it...
I went back on my approval of Sartre's philosophy (lol -- like my
approval or disapproval is important), when the "asthestics" of it
became to overwhelming, but the asthestics are apart his context, and
just the way he has of explaining things. When I began to reason
about his philosphy again, because of discussing issues from the
points of view of other philosophies, I have come back to think he
really does have the greatest system to learn from and about...
I think though, for what it's worth, the asthetic part of it is
dated. His style seems to be anxiety provoking, and the creation of
fear and anxiety is not going to move us ahead...but, what this has
done is move me closer to trying to understand the technical end of
things better. The technical end is where I am at...and it's
I took a look at Blue Rose Project and I'm afraid my plate is really
full right now. Between work and trying to understand "Being and
Nothingness" better - I won't even be sleeping for a while.
I hope that you will post more on this group though. You are quite
intellegent, and as long as you relate Camus to Sartre in someway you
can talk about him I'm pretty sure.
All the very best!
--- In Sartre@yahoogroups.com, "Mary Jo" <alcyon11@y...> wrote:
> Olivia, you're welcome. I don't post here because I haven't read
> Sartre, only No Exit, and much more about him. Camus is my favorite
> existentialist, although he himself abhorred the label. I prefer
> philosophy/morality presented in The Rebel above all else. However,
> concerning phenomenology, Madoc Owen's The Blue Rose Project says
> all, which isn't very much so far. I find it refreshing. Mary
> --- In Sartre@yahoogroups.com, "olivia_sloan" <olivia_sloan@y...>
> > Hi Mary Jo,
> > Thank-you for this, because it helps to know what it was the
> > saw that was important when he reflected back on his work...and
> > opionion is a valuable one!
> > Best!
> > --- In Sartre@yahoogroups.com, "Mary Jo" <alcyon11@y...> wrote:
> > >
> > > "I would like them to remember Nausea, one or two plays, No
> > and
> > > The Devil and the Good Lord, and then my two philosophical
> > > more particularly the second one, Critique of Dialectical
> > > Then my essay on Genet, Saint Genet, which I wrote quite a long
> > time
> > > ago. If these are remembered, that would be quite an
> > and
> > > I don't ask for more. As a man, if a certain Jean-Paul Sartre
> > > remembered, I would like people to remember the milieu or the
> > > historical situation in which I lived, the general
> > of
> > > this milieu, how I lived in it, in terms of all the aspirations
> > which
> > > I tried to gather up within myself. This is how I would like to
> > > remembered."
> > >
> > >