Jean-Paul Sartre

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About the Book

Jean-Paul Sartre was a novelist, playwright and journalist – but most of all, he was a philosopher. One of the most important figures in 20th-century philosophy, he is best known for his writing on existentialism. Beginning with his life story to find out who he was as a person, this book then goes on to look at how events and people impacted upon his thinking, before examining his three most important ideas in detail. Chapters three and four explore two key concepts within his existentialism: phenomenological ontology and radical freedom, while the final chapter looks at his understanding of responsibility. While these ideas can seem complex, this book aims to guide you through Sartre’s fascinating concepts in an accessible and jargon-free way to allow you to discover an enriching and exciting philosophy.  

Author: Benjamin Jones