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    Normative inertia, historical momentum and moral invention
    Sartre Studies International 6 (1): 105-115. 2000.
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    Sartre’s Integrative Method: Description, Dialectics, and Praxis
    Sartre Studies International 16 (2): 48-74. 2010.
    This essay revisits the question of Sartre's method with particular emphasis on the posthumously published Notebooks for an Ethics , Critique of Dialectical Reason ( Volume II ), and “Morale et histoire.” I argue that Sartre's method—an ever-evolving though never seamless blend of phenomenological description, dialectical analysis, and logical inference—is at once the seed and fruit of his mature ontology of praxis. Free organic praxis, what Sartre more than once calls “the human act,” is neithe…Read more
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    Reading Catalano's Reading Sartre
    Sartre Studies International 17 (2): 81-88. 2011.
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    Sartre's Wagers - humanism, solidarity, liberation
    Sartre Studies International 9 (2): 68-76. 2003.
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    Ecologizing Sartre’s Ontology: Nature, Science, and Dialectics
    Environmental Philosophy 9 (2): 95-121. 2012.
    I argue that Sartre’s philosophy can be both broadened in its aspirations and deepened in its implications through dialogue with the life sciences. Section 1 introduces the philosophical terrain. Section 2 explores Sartre’s evolving understanding of nature and human relations with nature. Section 3 explores Sartre’s perspectives on scientific inquiry, natural history, and dialectical reason. Section 4 outlines recent developments in the life sciences that bear directly on Sartre’s quiet curiosit…Read more
  •  6
    Sartre's Wagers - Humanism, Solidarity, Liberation
    Sartre Studies International 9 68-76. 2003.
  •  6
    Sartre's Integrative Method: Description, Dialectics, and Praxis
    Sartre Studies International 16 48-74. 2010.
    This essay revisits the question of Sartre's method with particular emphasis on the posthumously published Notebooks for an Ethics, Critique of Dialectical Reason, and “Morale et histoire.” I argue that Sartre's method—an ever-evolving though never seamless blend of phenomenological description, dialectical analysis, and logical inference—is at once the seed and fruit of his mature ontology of praxis. Free organic praxis, what Sartre more than once calls “the human act,” is neither closed nor in…Read more
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    Reading Catalano's Reading Sartre
    Sartre Studies International 17 81-88. 2011.
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    Normative Inertia, Historical Momentum and Moral Invention
    Sartre Studies International 6 105-115. 2000.
  • In this book, Matthew C. Ally explores the changing and increasingly troubled relationship between humankind and planet Earth. Oriented by the seemingly simple example of a woodland pond, he draws together insights from existential philosophy, scientific ecology, and several disciplines in the social sciences and humanities to articulate a strong sense of human belonging in the living Earth community and a binding imperative of participation in the struggle to preserve a habitable planet and bui…Read more
  • This dissertation presents a constructive reading of Jean-Paul Sartre's Morale et histoire, the undelivered 1965 Cornell Lectures. My thesis is that this unpublished and largely unknown investigation of the relationship between morality and history provides significant resources for a novel Sartrean argument for human freedom. This argument begins with concrete moral experience and makes its way toward freedom, thus effecting an illuminating reversal of the conventional logic of philosophical in…Read more