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dc.contributor.authorKirkpatrick, Katherine
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-04T17:03:02Z
dc.date.available2017-09-04T17:03:02Z
dc.date.issued2015-03-01
dc.identifier.citationKirkpatrick , K 2015 , ' Sartre: An Augustinian Atheist? ' , Sartre Studies International , vol. 21 , no. 1 , pp. 1-20 . https://doi.org/10.3167/ssi.2015.210101
dc.identifier.issn1357-1559
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 10489100
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/19306
dc.descriptionKate Kirkpatrick, 'Sartre: An Augustinian Atheist?', Sartre Studies International, Vol. 21(1):1-20, March 2015, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/ssi.2015.210101.
dc.description.abstractThis article attempts to redress the neglect of Sartre's relationship to Augustine, putting forward a reading of the early Sartre as an atheist who appropriated concepts from Augustinian theology. In particular, it is argued, Sartre owes a debt to the Augustinian doctrine of original sin. Sartre's portrait of human reality in _Being and Nothingness_ is bleak: consciousness is lack; self-knowledge is impossible; and to turn to the human other is to face the imprisonment of an objectifying gaze. But this has recognizable antecedents in Augustine's account of the condition of human fallenness. The article, therefore, demonstrates the significant similarities between Sartre's ontology of human freedom and Augustine's ontology of human sin; and asks whether Sartre's project – as defined in _Existentialism Is a Humanism_ – 'to draw the full conclusions from a _consistently atheistic position_' – results in a vision of the world without God, but not without sin. It is proposed that this opens the possibility for a previously unexplored theological reading of Sartre's early work.en
dc.format.extent20
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofSartre Studies International
dc.subjectatheism
dc.subjectaugustine
dc.subjectdeath of god
dc.subjectevil
dc.subjectfallenness
dc.subjectgod
dc.subjectlack
dc.subjectmethaphysics
dc.subjectoriginal sin
dc.subjectSartre
dc.titleSartre: An Augustinian Atheist?en
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Humanities
dc.contributor.institutionPhilosophy
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dc.identifier.urlhttp://journals.berghahnbooks.com/sartre-studies
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Humanities
dcterms.dateAccepted2015-03-01
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