This series presents issues which are central to 20th-century European thought, but unfamiliar to students of Anglo-American philosophy. Each book focuses on one concept, providing a brief history and a detailed discussion of its current meaning, closely based on specific texts and authors. Social philosophy oscillates between two opposing ideas: that individuals fashion society, and that society fashions individuals. The concept of "situation" was elaborated by the French existentialist thinkers to avoid this dilemma. Individuals are seen as actively situating themselves in society at the same time as being situated by it. In "Situation and Human Existence", Sonia Kruks traces the development of the concept of situation through the work of Gabriel Marcel, Jean-Paul Satre, Simone de Beauvoir and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. She shows how it illuminates questions of self or subjectivity, embodiment and gender, society and history, and argues that it goes far beyond the currently fashionable notions of the "death of the subject". The book is written in a clear and accessible style, and will be of interest to all concerned with social philosophy, social and political theory, and contemporary thought.
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Book Description Unwin Hyman, 1990. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP92179474
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97800444545644.0
Book Description Unwin Hyman Ltd., London, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Hardcover (no jacket) in very good condition. The lightest of wear to parts of the board edges. Foxing to the page block head. Ex-Library stamp on the title page. All text is clear with sound binding. CM. Used. Bookseller Inventory # 462177