- He was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, political activist, biographer, and literary critic
|Real name:||Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre|
|How tall was Jean-Paul Sartre?||153 cm / 5 ft 1 in||When was Jean-Paul Sartre born?||21 June 1905|
|When did Jean-Paul Sartre die? / Died||15 April 1980|
|How many years did Jean-Paul Sartre live? / Lived||74 years|
|Where was Jean-Paul Sartre born?||Paris, France|
|Where did Jean-Paul Sartre die? / Deathplace ||Paris, France|
Who was Jean-Paul Sartre? / Facts
- Key figure - He was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology, and one of the leading figures in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism
- Influencer - His work has also influenced sociology, critical theory, post-colonial theory, and literary studies, and continues to influence these disciplines
- Relation - Sartre was also noted for his open relationship with prominent feminist theorist Simone de Beauvoir
- Together, Sartre and de Beauvoir challenged the cultural and social assumptions and expectations of their upbringings, which they considered bourgeois, in both lifestyle and thought
- The conflict between oppressive, spiritually destructive conformity (mauvaise foi, literally, "bad faith") and an "authentic" way of "being" became the dominant theme of Sartre's early work, a theme embodied in his principal philosophical work Being and Nothingness (L'Être et le Néant, 1943)
- Sartre's introduction to his philosophy is his work Existentialism and Humanism (L'existentialisme est un humanisme, 1946), originally presented as a lecture
- Awards - He was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature but refused it, saying that he always declined official honours and that "a writer should not allow himself to be turned into an institution"
- Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
- If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.
- Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.