Symposium on the 100th anniversary of Jean-Paul Sartre.
August 22, 2005
Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
Orwell: 'predominatly an windback'
Sartre published 20 pages per day on an average.
1956-1970 homo politicus
Later, political dilettante
Sartre treats everybody as a political animal
Sartre never told not to vote
Max Weber - comparaisons
Rationality of voting - Virginia vote interpretation
Bad faith, insincerity, inauthenticity...
Jammes: emotion (passive), physiological mechanism
Sartre: bound to intentionality
Trad. causal account (coffee)
Sartre: strategy, purpose, for a reason
prereflective: Strategy not spelled out to myself in order to work. Spontaneity
Sour grapes. Resentment. Magical transformation of the world. Change your vision of the world in order to save face. Escape.
Duality of the world - Husserl rejected
Friendliness of stewardesses. Genuinity
Bad faith: using your emotions as an excuse. Using your love as an excuse. Refuse to take responsibility for what you do, for what you are.
Bad translation: self-deception. Both know and not know the truth in order to lie to oneself.
Taking responsibility is not bound to knowing the truth. Wrong start.
I am what I take responsibilty for. Facticity (from Heidegger). Transcendance (potentialities - unfortunate word: beyond the facts).
Bad faith: confusing one's transcendance and one's facticity.
Phenomenology and ontology.
Bad faith requires reflection -- animals cannot be in bad faith.
Enjoy your anger.
Reductive approach doesn't do justice to Sartre.
Encompassing to a whole approach
Hints, water, fire. Ontology.
Objective meaning of snow.
Slime (mysogenious! -- visqueux)
Merleau-Ponty. Attractions and repulsions.
The structure of perception is not final.
Association between slime and feminism. Obsenity of feminine sex. Literary tradition: Les Fleurs du Mal
Humid, heat, shell, carnivorious plants. Glue.
Doean't repeat, but fights to disclose the limits. Internal critique.
Attitudes: artistic, infantile, etc. Feminine and masculine.
Objective meaning non universal, but limited to men (feminine sex).