Historical Totalization In Jean-Paul Sartre's Theory Of Everyday Life

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For existentialism , the study of problems of everyday life, the pattern of behavior and living, the quest for emancipation and acceptance to the complexities of human life serve as the dominating themes in a text. Jean-Paul Sartre in his attempt to formulate the grounds for the intelligibility of everyday life in relation to historical totalization he elaborates a theory of subjectivity in relation to practice and conditions of production. Sartre denouncing the-the fetishizing the immediacy of direct experience, instead, emphasises on his theory of mediation, in which he attempts to establish the singular unity of individual praxis and history, his insistence for “the dialectical totalization to include acts, passions, work, and need as well as economic categories; it must at once place the agent or the event back into the historical setting, define him in relation to the orientation of becoming and determine exactly the meaning of the present as such (l). Althusser presents the problem of everyday life in terms of the problematic of ideology. His ontological conception of the nature of individual subjects occurs within this formulation. This problem is most clearly presented in his essay "Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses." In this essay, “Althusser both describes the reality of everyday life in capitalist society and attempts to provide principles for the investigation of the domain of everyday life as ideology” (285). On a question of literary themes such as

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