By Patrick Baert
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Jean-Paul Sartre is usually visible because the integral public highbrow, yet this was once no longer continually the case. until eventually the mid-1940s he used to be now not so recognized, even in France. Then unexpectedly, in a really brief time period, Sartre turned an highbrow superstar. How will we clarify this amazing transformation?
The Existentialist Moment retraces Sartre?s occupation and gives a compelling new rationalization of his meteoric upward push to status. Baert takes the reader again to the complicated and disturbing interval of the second one international conflict and its speedy aftermath and exhibits how the original political and highbrow panorama in France at present helped to propel Sartre and existentialist philosophy to the fore. The ebook additionally explores why, from the early Nineteen Sixties onwards, in France and somewhere else, the curiosity in Sartre and existentialism ultimately waned. The Existentialist Moment ends with a daring new thought for the research of intellectuals and a provocative problem to the frequent trust that the general public highbrow is a species now near to extinction.
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The Existentialist Moment: The Rise of Sartre as a Public Intellectual by Patrick Baert