Literary Biography Sartre

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Student`s Name Professor`s Name Course Title Date of Submission Literary Biography Sartre Jean-Paul Sartre was one of the notable philosopher, playwriter, and novelist of the 20th century. He is famous for pioneering existentialism as a school of thought. Sartre was born on June 21, 1905. His father was a naval captain and died when Sartre was just an infant. He was close to his mother. When growing up, Sartre spent most of his time in Left Bank, Paris, sitting in cafes, staring with his wondering eyes and heavy glasses. By 1960, his existentialism philosophy had made him a household name in Europe. In 1943, Sartre published a book “Being and Nothingness” which became popular with the people as they could not understand its meaning. The book was based on four schools of thoughts (Scriven, 2016). The first principle was stated that things are not as we think. He argued that logic tends to disappear and things become absurd when one is faced with a difficult situation. Additionally, his first novel, "Nausea," published in 1938 provides a simple explanation on the absurdity of the world. He is very critical questioning everything. Sartre states that all things exist without prejudice and assumptions of the society. Secondly, Sartre believes that we are free to do anything as there are many possibilities as there is no definite purpose of life. Sartre other principle is that we should not live in bad faith. Here he explains that we should not just do what is required of us without questioning. Finally, Sartre writes we should have the freedom to dismantle capitalism because money is a hindrance towards self-potential as it creates a necessity that does not

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