Critique 10/13 | READINGS

Primary Readings

Jean-Paul Sartre, Critique de la raison dialectique (Paris: Gallimard, 1960)

Jean-Paul Sartre, Critique of Dialectical Reason (London: Verso, 1991)

Jean-Paul Sartre, Search for a Method (New York: Vintage Books, 1968) (this essay, written in 1957, serves as the introduction to Critique of Dialectical Reason, and students should start by reading this essay).

Secondary Readings

Ronald Aronson, “The Philosophy of Our Time: Jean-Paul Sartre’s existential Marxism offers a radical philosophical foundation for today’s revitalized critiques of capitalism,” Boston Review, November 14, 2018.

Alfred Betschart, “Sartre Was Not A Marxist,” Sartre Studies International, Vol 25, Issue 2 (2019): 77-91.

Ronald Aronson, “Revisiting Existential Marxism,” Sartre Studies International, Vol. 25, Issue 2 (2019): 92-98.

David Schweickart, “Sartre, Camus and a Marxism for the 21st Century,” in Sartre Studies International, Vol. 24, Issue 2 (2018): 1–24.

Lisa Guenther, “A critical phenomenology of solidarity and resistance in the 2013 California prison hunger strikes,” in Body/Self/Other

Bibliographical References

Raymond Aron, Marxism and the Existentialists (New York: HarperCollins, 1969).

Joseph S. Catalano,  A Commentary on Jean-Paul Sartre’s Critique of Dialectical Reason, Volume 1, Theory of Practical Ensembles (Chicago: University of Chicago, 1986).

Thomas Flynn, Sartre and Marxist Existentialism (Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1984).

James Lawler, The Existentialist Marxism of Jean-Paul Sartre (Amsterdam: B. R. Grüner, 1976).

Mark Poster, Existential Marxism in Postwar France: From Sartre to Althusser (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1975).

Sonia Kruks, “Identity Politics and Dialectical Reason: Beyond an Epistemology of Provenance,” Hypatia, vol. 10, no. 2 (Spring 1995):1-22.