Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Jean-Paul Sartre Archive

This online archive of the writings of Jean-Paul Sartre is hosted by the Marxists Internet Archive.

“What do we mean by saying that existence precedes essence? We mean that man first of all exists, encounters himself, surges up in the world – and defines himself afterwards. If man as the existentialist sees him is not definable, it is because to begin with he is nothing. He will not be anything until later, and then he will be what he makes of himself.” Existentialism is a Humanism

From Critique of Dialectical Reason (1960)
Marxism & Existentialism (The Search for Method 1)
The Problem of Mediations (The Search for Method 2)

To the Nutcase*, by Louis-Ferdinand Céline 1948
Further reading:

The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir, 1949
One Dimensional Man, Herbert Marcuse, 1964
Preface to History & Class Consciousness, Georg Lukacs, 1967
Sartre: Outsider Looking In, Raya Dunayevskaya, 1973
Marxism Versus Existentialism, George Novack
Is Nature Dialectical?, George Novack
Existentialism and Marxism, Doug Lorimer
Engels on Materialism
The Algerian War 1954-1962
Dialectic and History, Lévi-Strauss, 1962