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10 Interesting Things About Jean-Paul Sartre

 
 Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre was a French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the Philosophy of existentialism, and one of the leading figures in 20th century French Philosophy and Marxism.
The following are 10 interesting things about Jean-Paul Sartre:

1. Jean-Paul Sartre was born on June 21, 1905 in Paris, France. He was a notorious chain smoker. – (Wikipedia.org)

2. Major interests of Sartre are metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, consciousness, self-consciousness, literature, political philosophy and ontology. He is obsessed with food. – (pvspade.com)

3. He had an Algerian mistress (Arlette Elkaim), who became his adopted daughter. –(Wikipedia.org)

4. In the 20th century, he was the most famous atheist. As such, he qualifies for anyone’s short list of “pillars of unbelief”—( catholiceducation.org )
5. Sartre’s 1st time taking an exam to become a college instructor was a failure. He passed it however the 2nd time he took it. – (Wikipedia.org)

6. Sartre’s ontology is explained in his philosophical masterpiece, ‘Being and Nothingness’, in which he defines two types of reality which lie beyond our conscious experience: the being of object of consciousness, and that of consciousness itself.—(iep.utm.edu)

7. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1964 and he refused it, saying that he always declined official honors and that “a writer should not allow himself to be turned into an institution”. (Wikipedia.org)

8. Sartre died on April 15, 1980 at the age of 74 in Paris, France. His cause of death is unspecified.—(nndb.com)

9. Sartre studied Continental Philosophy, Existentialism, Phenomenology, Marxism, Hermeneutics, and Anarchism. From his first year, he was one of the fiercest pranksters. –(Wikipedia.org)

10. Sartre was writer and existentialist following World War II. (Wikipedia.org)

Jean-Paul Sartre, for me, was a simple man who only wanted to overcome his dreams, even when there were people who wanted to pull him down.

About the Author
Kenneth Casio, the contributor, is a graduate from Taguig National Highschool, Philippines. By nature, he is sweet and innocent. He always dreams of being involved in a romantic relationship. You may e-mail him at kenneth_bum07@yahoo.com 

Question for discussion
What part of Jean-Paul Sartre’s life, for you, is unbelievable?

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