What Is Subjectivity?

What Is Subjectivity Jean Paul Sartre at the height of his powers debates with Italy s leading intellectualsIn the prolific French intellectual Jean Paul Sartre was invited to give a talk at the Gramsci Institute

  • Title: What Is Subjectivity?
  • Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
  • ISBN: 9781784781378
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jean Paul Sartre, at the height of his powers, debates with Italy s leading intellectualsIn 1961, the prolific French intellectual Jean Paul Sartre was invited to give a talk at the Gramsci Institute in Rome In attendance were some of Italy s leading Marxist thinkers, such as Enzo Paci, Cesare Luporini, and Galvano Della Volpe, whose contributions to the long and remarkabJean Paul Sartre, at the height of his powers, debates with Italy s leading intellectualsIn 1961, the prolific French intellectual Jean Paul Sartre was invited to give a talk at the Gramsci Institute in Rome In attendance were some of Italy s leading Marxist thinkers, such as Enzo Paci, Cesare Luporini, and Galvano Della Volpe, whose contributions to the long and remarkable discussion that followed are collected in this volume, along with the lecture itself Sartre posed the question What is subjectivity a question of renewed importance today to contemporary debates concerning the subject in critical theory This work includes a preface by Michel Kail and Raoul Kirchmayr and an afterword by Fredric Jameson, who makes a rousing case for the continued importance of Sartre s philosophy.

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    1. Sartre was a well-known existentialist, author, and philosopher. He came to Marxism later in life in the 1950s and brought with him his existentialism. France's Marxist community embraced and accepted Lukac's version of Marxism. This book concentrates on Sartre's 1961 speech at the Gramsci Institute -- ‘La Conference de Rome, 1961: Marxisme et subjectiveté'. This speech was an attack on the views held by Lukac and Sartre's attempt to merge existentialism and Marxism. The speech is rather shor [...]

    2. Not to be superficial, but the cover photograph pretty much says it all. This is one cagey motherfucker we're dealing with. He's not about to let himself be reduced to the practico-inert.

    3. I did not enjoy reading this, nor was I as intellectually intrigued as I had hope to be, but that is entirely my own fault. Is this something to read on one's own? Maybe, maybe not; perhaps a glass of wine and a Gauloises could have helped this penetrate my brain. Anyway, I couldn't finish this relatively short piece as much as I just plowed through it. Which is too bad for me.I received an ecopy from the publishers and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    4. What Is Subjectivity? is the transcript of a talk Jean-Paul Sartre gave in 1961. Also included are the transcripts of discussions which took place at the same conference and an afterword by Fredric Jameson which might be of particular interest to those wondering if Sartre still has any relevance today.The idea of the subject and subjectivity seems to always be open to some kind of debate, particularly when used between disciplines. The questions in 1961 are still of interest today even though do [...]

    5. What is Subjectivity? by Jean-Paul Sartre is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late March, mostly due to an interest in philosophic reasoning and the fact that I felt that Sartre's wall-eye was following me with disapproval each time I passed him by in my book list to read something else.This book is a critique/philosophical unpacking of concepts that was originally written in French in 2013, then translated to English in 2016. It begins with an introduction (about what was going on in Sartr [...]

    6. I was interested in this because I have ongoing debates with a friend regarding the topic of subjectivity. Eagerly I dove in expecting to gain more insight, and hopefully some new points to use for my side of debating. Alas, I was disappointed and got bogged down by cumbersome language (and I am not a novice at philosophical writing). Overall a very intellectual read versus a "pleasure" read. I received a copy of this from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

    7. What is subjectivity? I thought that I could understand and enjoy this book but in the end, as I cannot explain what I read, it's probably more true that I got some glimpse of the topic but not the wholeness of it, even if in my opinion - my subjective thought about that- I should have been able to understand this essay :)THANKS TO NETGALLEY AND VERSO BOOKS(US) FOR THE PREVIEW!

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