SARTRE: Romantic Rationalist by Iris Murdoch

SARTRE: Romantic Rationalist

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Few write as well about philosophy as acclaimed novelist (The Severed Head, etc.) and retired Oxford U. philosophy don Murdoch. Thus this explication of Sartre's thought via the wisely chosen avenue of his fiction proves both penetrative and unusually accessible. Tree, existentialism's and Sartre's stars have fallen precipitously since the initial 1963 publication of this concise--and, given hindsight, overly laudatory--study; but those still interested in this most urban of philosophers will here find a splendid and concrete introduction to his work.

Pub Date: Nov. 18th, 1987
Publisher: Viking