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|Additional Physical Format:||J.-P. Sartre et J. Krishnamurti : deux "athéismes" pour une morale / par Fabienne Fauché
Lille : Atelier national de Reproduction des Thèses, 1999
|Named Person:||Jiddu Krishnamurti; Jean-Paul Sartre|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Fabienne Fauché; Michel Hulin; Université Paris-Sorbonne.
|Description:||1 vol. (486 p.) ; 30 cm.|
|Responsibility:||par Fabienne Fauché ; sous la direction de Michel Hulin.|
This study compares the works ofJ.-P. Sartre and J. Krishnamurti. Designated as the future messiah by the theosophical society, he refused this role and made of man's unconditional freedom his main concern. Thus, here are two philosophies focused on freedom and existence. Agreeing with the affirmation that "god is dead", they emphasize the perversion of traditional morals and refuse the help of any religion. So, which morality can be proposed, in this context of urgency characteristic of the chaotic XXth century ? In both cases, man is alone - alleviated from the burden of the past, of falsehood and alienation. But Sartre, who considers only the human sphere, has a difficulty to find a ground for his ethics, and cannot get rid of conflict and violence. According to Krishnamurti, the situation of aloneness leads to the "other" (or "otherness"), when thought becomes aware of its own limitations. After an interesting period of negation, Sartre chooses restless action and pursues positivity - a source of failure. Krishnamurti, rejecting the traditional ways, insists on an attitude based on negation and psychological nonaction, which can stop conditioned behaviors. Then, sensitivity to what is awakes an intelligence that is love and leads to right action. In this aim, Krishnamurti supports a different kind of education that encourages the free flowering of individuals without fear.