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Sartre, Foucault, and Historical Reason: A Poststructuralist Mapping of History

Thomas R. Flynn


Sartre and Foucault were two of the most prominent and at times mutually antagonistic philosophical figures of the twentieth century. And nowhere are the antithetical natures of their existentialist and poststructuralist philosophies more apparent than in their disparate approaches to historical understanding. In Volume One of this two-volume study, a reconstruction of Sartrean historical theory was carried out. This second volume offers a comprehensive and critical reading of the Foucauldian counterpoint. A history, theorized Foucault, should be a kind of map, a comprehensive charting of stru ... More

Keywords: Sartre, Foucault, Sartrean historical theory, Foucauldian counterpoint, structural transformations, triad, existentialist categories, quadrilateral, modernist conceptions, knowledge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780226254708
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226254722.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas R. Flynn, author