Existentialism In Nause Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre

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Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre was an author, playwright, teacher, political activist and brilliant twentieth century philosopher. His ideas first became wide spread in the 1960’s, when he became one of the first philosophers to official adopt the official title of existentialism. His philosophy still carries merit today and humanity as a whole can benefit from his wisdom on human existence.
To understand Sartre we must first know a little about his biography. Sartre was born June 21, 1905 in Paris, France. His father was a naval officer that died when he was just fifteen months old and he subsequently raised by his mother and his grandparents. His grandfather was responsible for his education, and introduced him to classical literature at a very young age leading him to be very gifted as a boy. He had a strabismus from a childhood disease that caused one eye to be blind and look outward, and he was very short¬¬, reaching only 5’2” as an adult. He characteristically wore thick rimmed
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He writes down all of the things that are bothering him, every insignificant detail of all the mundane objects he sees. He finds that things are looking strange in a way he’s never noticed before. Ordinary objects are looking entirely off and common words don’t sound right on his tongue. He then identifies that he’s looking past his preconceived ideas of things (the essence) and seeing the actual base reality (the existence). This concept is so difficult to grasp and so hard to see that it’s literally making him nauseous (hence the title, “Nausea.”). He learns that people are afraid to admit that they exist; living only a façade of their own preconceived ideas of what they are in relation to the things around them. He recognizes this as, “the absurdity of the

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