Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre was a French philosopher. He become known as a great existentialist thinker alongside his lifelong friend and lover Simone de Beauvoir.

“Sartre famously believed in what he called ‘radical freedom’, which is the view that none of your character traits or values or projects, no part of your outlook carries any weight or inertia of its own: it’s only there because you continue to endorse and underwrite it, and you can just change that.” Jonathan Webber discussing classic books dealing with existentialist themes.

Tête-á-Tête is a dual biography that focuses on Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, exploring the practical application of their philosophy.

Books by Jean-Paul Sartre

Interviews where books by Jean-Paul Sartre were recommended

The best books on Existentialism, recommended by Sarah Bakewell

Existentialist philosophy isn’t about bringing despair and angst into our lives, it’s about discovering our inner freedom, explains Sarah Bakewell, the author of At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails. She recommends books to learn more about existentialism.

The Best Philosophy Books of 2018, recommended by Nigel Warburton

What can Nietzsche and Aristotle teach us about how to live? Should everyone read Being and Nothingness? From a philosophical approach to misogyny to an interrogation of whether it’s morally acceptable to have a Facebook account, philosopher Nigel Warburton introduces us to the best philosophy books of 2018.

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