For a long time, commentators viewed Sartre as one of Kant's significant twentieth-century critics. Recent research of their philosophies has discovered that Sartre's relation to Kant's work manifests an 'anxiety of influence', which masks more profound similarities. This volume of newly written comparative essays is the first edited collection on the philosophies of Kant and Sartre. The volume focuses on issues in metaphysics, metaethics and metaphilosophy, and explores the similarities and differences between the two authors, as well as the complementarity of some of their views, particularly on automy, happiness, self-consciousness, evil, temporality, imagination and the nature of philosophy.
Sorin Baiasu is a Reader in Philosophy at Keele University (UK) and has held visiting positions at the Universities of Sheffield, Vienna and Oxford. He is the author of Kant and Sartre: Re-discovering Critical Ethics (Palgrave Macmillan) as well as editor or co-editor of Politics and Metaphysics in Kant, Kant on Practical Justification: Interpretive Essays, The Kantian Mind and Kantians Sincerity in Politics and International Relations. He has published essays in various journals, including Sartre Studies International, International Journal of Philosophical Studies and The Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain.