Half of the problems in this book are supposed to exist in its online Aris website, meaning they are not in the book. After paying an additional $54.95 for the website access, I discovered that they are not on that site either. In fact, there is nothing on that site that isn't on a separate free site listed in the front cover. Also, the animation that the text indicates will be available on Aris only work 50% of the time.
The text itself is poorly laid out, going into detail on simple problems and rushing through complex ones. There are very few examples of questions and non of the problems have detailed answers.
I would wonder how many reviewers of this book have read any Sartre.
This book is a nice introduction to the life of sartre seen as a comic strip. It selects from his texts to convey more of a drama of thoughts and actions than a sincere attempt to introduce, however briefly, his ideas with any integrity.
In my opinion it is incredibly misleading, although entertaining in its thesaurus straining attempt to give the same impression of someone in as many different words as possible.
*For those interested in my implied authority to label this as a misrepresentation of his work, I have read (among other texts of his):… Read more
This short, thoughtful work gives quite a good overview of Jean=Paul Sartre's work in relation to the work of so called post-modernists: Foucault, Derrida, Delueze etc. The thesis that Fox develops is that Sartre's work has been much more central to the development of subsequent ideas than is often credited, and furthermore that there is much in sartre's work, particularly his later work, that solves some of the impasses of more contemporary theory.
The thesis is quite well developed and I believe successful in arguing for a renewed focus on Sartre's thought. The book also functions as an excellent, if challenging, introduction to both Sartre's thought and post-modernism… Read more