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A spouse to Phenomenology and Existentialism is an entire advisor to 2 of the dominant hobbies of philosophy within the 20th century. Written by way of a crew of best students, together with Dagfinn Føllesdal, J. N. Mohanty, Robert Solomon, Jean-Luc Marion
Highlights the world of overlap among the 2 activities
positive aspects longer essays discussing all of the major colleges of idea, shorter essays introducing renowned issues, and problem-oriented chapters
Organised topically, round thoughts similar to temporality, intentionality, loss of life and nihilism
gains essays on strange topics, comparable to drugs, the sentiments, synthetic intelligence, and environmental philosophy

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She ended up working for the United Nations and e ven tu a ll y became head of the law of the sea, or s o mething like that. I see her now and then. I have copies of all your letters to her. I 'm trying to persuade her to write a book about your affair. But what amazes me is that the great Sartre couldn't hold her, huh ? All men are mortal , Gerassi, you a n d me too . . Which is why you write ? To cheat death ? Once one decides to be a writer, one's conception of life, o ne's whole bei ng, changes.

But u lt i mately, he cou ld not have been a happy man. He was afraid ofdying. But he didn't show it, did he? He pretended to be a sort of god. And how. You remem ber how I described his great entrance i n the play. Where he played God ? With h i s long beard and thu nderous voice and his allure; h e was over six feet tal l and q u ite massively b u i lt. Not quite the martyr, huh? How about your father? Yes, I certa i n ly thought my father was a martyr. " Is that enough to define a man? Yes. [Our weekly conversations and lunches were postponed for two weeks during December 1970 so that Sartre could serve as the "judge" at the trial of those "really responsible" for an accident that took the lives of six coal min­ ers at Lens, a northeastern mining bastion.

I f only those who are totally their project do not fear death because that totality makes them superior, why don't I fear death? You're a writer. Not your kind. I write to battle, to change the world, not to gain im­ mortality. I see writing like you define your love life: some are necessary, some are contingent. My n ovel, which I wrote when I was seventeen and was never published, thank god, was necessary. The Great Fear [a book I wrote about Latin America] was contingent. Very good. I l i ke that.

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