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Jean Paul Sartre

Birthdate: 21. June 1905
Date of death: 15. April 1980
Other names: Jean-Paule Sartre

Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology, and one of the leading figures in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism. His work has also influenced sociology, critical theory, post-colonial theory, and literary studies, and continues to influence these disciplines.

Sartre was also noted for his open relationship with prominent feminist and fellow existentialist philosopher and writer Simone de Beauvoir. Together, Sartre and de Beauvoir challenged the cultural and social assumptions and expectations of their upbringings, which they considered bourgeois, in both lifestyle and thought. The conflict between oppressive, spiritually destructive conformity and an "authentic" way of "being" became the dominant theme of Sartre's early work, a theme embodied in his principal philosophical work Being and Nothingness . Sartre's introduction to his philosophy is his work Existentialism Is a Humanism , originally presented as a lecture.

He was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature despite attempting to refuse it, saying that he always declined official honours and that "a writer should not allow himself to be turned into an institution".

Works

Nausea
Nausea
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Saint Genet
Saint Genet
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The Flies
Jean Paul Sartre
Dirty Hands
Jean Paul Sartre
No Exit
No Exit
Jean Paul Sartre
Being and Nothingness
Being and Nothingness
Jean Paul Sartre
The Age of Reason
The Age of Reason
Jean Paul Sartre
The Words
Jean Paul Sartre
The Wall
Jean Paul Sartre
Anti-Semite and Jew
Jean Paul Sartre
Situations
Jean Paul Sartre
The Condemned of Altona
Jean Paul Sartre

„Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself.“

—  Jean Paul Sartre

No Exit (1944)
Variant: A man is what he wills himself to be.
Source: Existentialism and Human Emotions

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„Hell is—other people!“

—  Jean Paul Sartre, No Exit

Variant: Hell is others.
Source: No Exit

„Freedom is what we do with what is done to us.“

—  Jean Paul Sartre

Variant: Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.

„Translation: When the rich make war, it's the poor that die.“

—  Jean Paul Sartre, book The Devil and the Good Lord

Quand les riches se font la guerre, ce sont les pauvres qui meurent.
The Devil and the Good Lord (1951)
Source: Le diable et le bon dieu

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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