Sartre, Foucault, and Historical Reason Toward an Existentialist Theory of History (volume1)
- List Price: $94.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
- Publish date: 07/01/1997
- ISBN: 9780226254678
- ISBN10: 0226254674
A history, thought Foucault, should be a kind of map, a comparative charting of structural transformations and displacements. But for Sartre, authentic historical understanding demanded a much more personal and committed narrative, a kind of interpretive diary of moral choices and risks compelled by critical necessity and an exacting reality. Sartre's history, a rational history of individual lives and their intrinsic social worlds, was in essence immersed in biography.
In Volume One of this authoritative two-volume work, Thomas R. Flynn conducts a pivotal and comprehensive reconstruction of Sartrean historical theory and provocatively anticipates the Foucauldian counterpoint to come in Volume Two.