Critique of Dialectical Reason (Vol. 1-2)

A theory of history, an analysis of class struggle and a philosophy of action, this work is an intellectual masterpiece of the twentieth century, republished in two volumes and introduced by Fredric Jameson. At the height of the Algerian war, Jean-Paul Sartre embarked on a fundamental reappraisal of his philosophical and political thought. The result was the Critique of Dialectical Reason, an intellectual masterpiece of the twentieth century, now republished with a major original introduction by Fredric Jameson.

Here, Sartre began a new theory of history that he believed was necessary for postwar Marxism. His substantive concern was the structure of class struggle and the fate of the mass movements of popular revolt, from the French Revolution at the end of the eighteenth century to the Russian and Chinese revolutions in the twentieth.

This shrinkwrapped set includes Volume 1 and 2 sold together at a discounted price.