The impossible community: Sartre's insights

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In this paper, Sartre's ontology is regarded as a precedent of the current political philosophers who state the impossibility of a being-in-common. In this sense they all distance themselves from Hegel and Heidegger, except that the thinkers of the impossible community cannot avoid speculating about death even if they deny that it has any sense. For Sartre though, the incompatibility between death and the freedom to exist remain essential, as well as a defense of realism. Moreover, this paper traces Sartre's concept of the real and both his tendency and opposition to materialism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-117
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • Being-for-other
  • Inoperative community
  • Ontological disaggregation
  • Unpolitical
  • Unrealizables


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