Historical Who is Who

SARTRE, J P

1905 - 1980
France
LITERATURE, PHILOSOPHY

 

Renowned as an exponent of atheistic existentialism, Jean Paul Sartre resisted easy labelling. In his life-style and writings (novels and systematic philosophy) he continually challenged any established order. Moral rules and conscience are to be demolished rather than trusted, as is the controlling effect of another’s gaze on how an individual behaves. Much of his thinking, as for years his daily behaviour, is shaped in interplay with Simone de Beauvoir.

Video

Sartre on intellectualism (5 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g8JVK4Fppw

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