Existentialist Anarchism

Anarchist Essentialists and Anarchist Existentialists

Sartre’s Self-Identification as an Anarchist

Sartre’s Critique of Dialectical Reason as an Anarchist Social Theory

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Sartre’s analysis of “groups-in-fusion” (people brought together by common cause) resonated with the events of the May–June 1968 uprising in France and allowed him to sideline for a while the competing influence of Louis Althusser’s structuralist interpretation of Marxism.[12] Situating the Critique of Dialectical Reason in the context of May–June 1968, the psychoanalyst Didier Anzieu stated that “Sartre first described in his book the passive and anonymous forms of individual alienation–this is what he calls the ‘practico-inert’–and then he showed how a group introduces negation into history and shapes itself (instead of being shaped), invents itself by breaking with this passive and anonymous society that an American sociologist called ‘the lonely crowd.’ The students who sparked the outbreak of the revolution of the spring of 1968 were shaped by, if not this second Sartrean philosophy, at least a dialectical philosophy of history. May of 1968 is the historical upsurge of a ‘wild-flowering’ force of negation. It is the inroad of a ‘Sartrean’ freedom, not that of the isolated individual but the creative freedom of groups.”[13]


Sartre’s notion of the Situation in Being and Nothingness and the Situationist International

Camus’ Endorsements of Anarcho-Syndicalism in the Rebel

Intersubjectivity in Existential Phenomenology

Intercoropreality in Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Foucault and Binswanger’s Primacy of the Dream

Other existential phenomenologists: Hannah Arendt, Karl Jaspers, Emmanuel Levinas, Gabriel Marcel, Simone de Beauvoir, Frantz Fanon, Maurice Merleau-Ponty

An excerpt from Camus and Sartre The Story of a Friendship and the Quarrel that Ended It: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/027961.html

Sartre and Anarchism (from Libcom): https://libcom.org/forums/theory/sartre-anarchism-06012014?page=1

Jean-Paul Sartre 1961 – Preface to Frantz Fanon’s “Wretched of the Earth”: https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/sartre/1961/preface.htm