Articles

Articles highlighting and developing ideas and arguments from the book:

The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Existentialist. <read online>
Short article on the OUP Blog website.
“And thus, as if by magic, one of the two original existentialists had disappeared from view … Why did this happen?”

Underrated Existentialist Classics. <read online>
Interview with Nigel Warburton at Five Books website.
Central themes of Rethinking Existentialism in the form of reading recommendations.

Bad Faith and the Unconscious. Revised version. <pdf 175kb>
The International Encyclopedia of Ethics, ed. Hugh LaFolette, John Deigh, and Sarah Stroud, second edition. Wiley, 2020.
Sartre is right that his own theory of self-deception succeeds where Freud’s fails, but Beauvoir’s existentialism might ground an even better theory.

book cover of The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers

Beauvoir and the Meaning of Life. <pdf 106kb>
The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers, ed. Stephen Leach and James Tartaglia. Routledge, 2018.
Simone de Beauvoir offers a single argument that authenticity is morally required and that immoral behaviour is absurd.