A Critical Discussion of Sartre on Love

  • Chris Stevens
Keywords: sartre, philosophy, relationships, love


Pessimism about the stability of intra-personal relationships runs deeply in the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre. I begin by examining how this pessimism arises from Sartre’s ontology, particularly considering the attitude of love towards the Other. I then suggest that there may be space within Sartre’s philosophy for a defense of love as a positive relation to the Other which need not be destined to cycle into attitudes toward the Other such as hate or masochism.

How to Cite
Stevens, C. (2019). A Critical Discussion of Sartre on Love. Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 1(1), 2-7. Retrieved from https://openjournals.bsu.edu/stance/article/view/1687