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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…

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    Both Jean Paul-Sartre and Friedrich Nietzsche are considered as existentialists whose philosophies share some important characteristics. Although Sartre illustrates how to make a truly moral decision, and Nietzsche presents how to become a true individual, they both make an attempt to replace traditional morality with their belief of authenticity. “You’re free, choose, that is, invent” said Sartre, showing his idea on how he thinks we should make decisions. In this essay, I will compare the…

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    War II (WWII) the existentialism became increasingly protuberant. It was during this time that philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre came into existence. Jean-Paul Sartre was born in Paris, France in 1905. During his younger years, he studied at Ecole Normale Superieure. By 1931, Jean-Paul Sartre provided his erudition’s at Le Harvre in 1931 as a professor of philosophy. The intention of the movement is that existence precedes essence. Mankind exists and within our presence individuals define a…

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    Before you can understand what Jean-Paul Sartre refers to as despair, anguish and abandonment, moreover condemned to be free, you should first understand the meaning of subjectivity. Furthermore, you need to understand that individual feelings (sadness, happiness, etc.) are not the objective in Sartre’s reason. Hence, you seem aware of the concept of existence precedes essence, however you abandon the notion of taking responsibilities of your choices by choosing ignorance; in turn, you…

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    Jean-Paul Sartre was a French Philosopher, novelist and literary critic. He was born on the 21st of June, 1905. During his life, he was one of the important figures in the philosophy of existentialism and also one of the prominent individuals in the 20th century French philosophy and Marxism. Existentialism is a 20th century philosophy which is basically centred on the analysis of existence, freedom and choice. It is the understanding that humans define their purpose in life and try to make…

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    Jean-Paul Sartre Is man truly free? Do we feel alienated to a world without meaning? Jean-Paul Sartre questioned and challenged these ideas. Jean-Paul Sartre was born in June 21, 1905 in Paris, France and died on April 15, 1980 at the age of 74 although making a huge impact in 20th century philosophy. He was well known for being an existentialist because of some of his works and concepts. He was in a very open relationship with Simone de Beuvoir who was a prominent feminist and the writer of…

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    An existentialist philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre, believes both of these contradictory beliefs. In the play No Exit, by Jean-Paul Sartre, the different views of existentialist philosophy are very prominently shown. These views of the philosophy are shown in the way that the three main characters interact amongst each other. The three main characters - Inez, Garcin and Estelle - are stuck in a room, “Hell”, with only each other and their choices. They must face how other people are their own…

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    The leading existential philosopher pf the twentieth century, Jean-Paul Sartre, in his book “Existentialism and Human Emotions” states that existence precedes essence. Existence comes before your soul, believes, and characteristics—you exist and create who you are. By nature we are greedy and competitive, but we have a choice. It is not “essence precedes existence.” You can choose not to be greedy, you can choose not to be competitive, or you can choose to be a good person. There is always a…

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    Though brief and comedic, Jean-Paul Sartre’s play “No Exit” offers insight into the basic ideas of his philosophy about freedom vs confinement. Sartre is able to portray the applicability of this philosophy to daily life though the commonplace setting of the work and the diversity of the basic character types found throughout the play. The main principles behind this one of Sartre’s philosophies are detailed through the three main characters, Cradeau Inez and Estelle, and their confinement to a…

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    Argumentation: Ownership To have and, if possible, to hold is to be and to do, said Jean-Paul Sartre in his essay Being and Nothingness. "The totality of my possessions reflects the totality of my being," he wrote in 1949. "I am what I have… what is mine is myself." it is seen in societal rule that we are not so much what we think or do but what brand of clothing we have, what car we drive, to the home we live in, but are those things truly ours? Sartre views on ownership is an unhealthy…

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