Category: French

Sartre and Consciousness 0

Sartre and Consciousness

Cartesian cogito and Sartrean intentionality: In Being and Nothingness, Sartre attempts to rethink the Cartesian cogito. Thus, against Descartes and his “I think therefore I am“, Sartre raises the following thesis: “I am, I...

Denis Diderot: Philosophy Summary 0

Denis Diderot: Philosophy Summary

Denis Diderot is a french essayist, philosopher and playwright, one the leading figures of the Enlightenment. He studied in Paris where he became acquainted with Rousseau and translated the works of Locke and Shaftesbury....

Rousseau’s Philosophy Summary 0

Rousseau’s Philosophy Summary

The Philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau Genevan philosopher writing in French, Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote essentially: – Discourse on the Sciences and Arts (1750) – Discourse on the Origin of Inequality among men (1755) – The...

Sartre VS Camus 0

Sartre VS Camus

Introduction on Sartre vs Camus : War & Philosophy : An historical background The relationship between Sartre/Camus has modeled the post-war french philosophy. Since 1943, Sartre and Camus, great friends, are everywhere together. The...

Camus and Absurdism 0

Camus and Absurdism

The Concept of absurd plays a major role in Camus and existentialism philosophy: the Stranger (1942) and the Myth of Sisyphus (1942) defines the absurd as the divorce between man and the world. General...