Sartre and the Death of God

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    This article examines the main references to the Death of God in Sartre’s work (in ‘Un nouveau mystique’, Les Cahiers pour une morale, Le Diable et le bon Dieu, and Mallarmé: la lucidité en face de l’ombre), and examines how his use of the term reveals his understanding of the development and progress of atheism in the modern world, contextualises his belief in the purity and correctness of his own version of atheism, and illustrates the persistence of his focus on God in his writing.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)41-57
    JournalSartre Studies International
    Issue number1
    Early online date1 Mar 2016
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Mar 2016


    • absolute
    • absurdity
    • atheism
    • belief
    • bourgeois
    • enligthenment
    • metaphysics
    • nihilism
    • 'saut' leap
    • secularisation
    • transcendence


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