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Undated photograph Introduction Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre - was a French philosopher, writer and political activist, and one of the central figures in 20th Century French philosophy.
He is best known as the main figurehead of the Existentialism movement. Along with his French contemporaries Albert Camus - and Simone de Beauvoir -he helped popularize the movement through his novels and plays as well as through his more academic works.
[The following is a transcription of Igor Shafarevich's The Socialist benjaminpohle.com work was originally published in Russian in France under the title Sotsializm kak iavlenie mirovoi istorii in , by YMCA Press. An English translation was subsequently published in by Harper & Row. The Shame of Being a Man Steven Connor This is an expanded version of a paper given in the Gender and Sexuality seminar series, Institute of English Studies, 30 November A shortened version appeared in Textual Practice 15 (): That is the secret of all culture: it does not provide artificial limbs, wax noses or spectacles—that which can provide these things is, rather, only sham education.
As a young man, he also made significant contributions to Phenomenology. He was a confirmed Atheist and a committed Communist and Marxistand took a prominent role in many leftist political causes throughout his adult life. Life Sartre was born in Paris, France on 21 June His mother raised him with help from her father, Charles Schweitzer, a high school professor of German, who taught Sartre mathematics and introduced him to classical literature at a very early age.
As a boy, he was small and cross-eyed and socially awkward. When his mother remarried inthe family moved to La Rochelle.
He first became attracted to philosophy on reading the "Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness" by Henri Bergson - as a teenager in the s. Most importantly, he also met Simone de Beauvoir -who was studying at the Sorbonne at that time, and the two became inseparable and remained lifelong companions although not monogamouslydeliberately challenging the cultural and social assumptions and expectations of their upbringings.
De Beauvoir went on to become a noted thinker in her own right, as well as a popular writer and prominent feminist. He was captured by German troops in in Padoux, and he spent nine months as a prisoner of war in Nancy and then in Stalag 12D at Trier, Germany.
He was released in April due to poor health and given civilian status. Sartre and de Beauvoir remained close friends with Camus until he turned away from Communism in After the War, Sartre and de Beauvoir established "Les Temps Modernes" "Modern Times"a monthly literary and political review, and he started writing full-time as well as continuing his political activism.
Despite his rather unprepossessing appearance, he attracted the attentions of many glamorous women, and had many mistresses in addition to his on-going relationship with Simone de Beauvoir whom he affectionately called "the Beaver" and with Michelle Vian.
He also attracted a lot of press coverage, much of it negative, and he was publicly accused of moral corruption and of spreading hopelessness among the young. He moved back to his mother's house in the rue Bonaparte where he could work in peace. Although he never officially joined the Communist Party, Sartre embraced Communism for many years, while continuing to defended Existentialism.
Indeed, he spent much of the s trying to reconcile the individualist philosophy of Existentialism with the collective vision of Marxism and Communism. His continued support for Russian Communism officially ended, however, on the entry of Soviet tanks into Budapest inand he roundly condemned both the Soviet intervention and the submission of the French Communist Party to the interests of Moscow.
His ongoing critiques of Communism led to his formulation of "Sartrian Socialism", a model which demanded that Marxism recognize differences between one society and another and respect human freedom. His "Critique de la raison dialectique" "Critique of Dialectical Reason" of was intended to give Marxism a more vigorous intellectual defense than it had received up until then, and also to reconcile it with his existentialist ideas about free will.
In the s, he traveled to Cuba to meet Fidel Castro - and spent a great deal of time philosophizing with Ernesto "Che" Guevara -whom he idolized.
He became increasingly politically active during the late s and s. Along with Bertrand Russell and others, he vociferously opposed the Vietnam War in the s.
He was actively involved in the student strikes in Paris during the summer ofduring which he was arrested several times for civil disobedience. In the aftermath of the Paris unrest, Sartre lost faith in the French Communist Party and in Communism in general, and returned to a more individualist, but still radical, outlook, closer to Anarchism.
He remained outspoken in his radical views, though, and caused something of a scandal by trying to justify the Munich massacre in which eleven Israeli Olympians were killed by a Palestinian terrorist organization in With his witty and sardonic autobiography, "Les mots" "Words" ofSartre renounced literature, calling it a bourgeois substitute for real commitment in the world.[The following is a transcription of Igor Shafarevich's The Socialist benjaminpohle.com work was originally published in Russian in France under the title Sotsializm kak iavlenie mirovoi istorii in , by YMCA Press.
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The Shame of Being a Man Steven Connor This is an expanded version of a paper given in the Gender and Sexuality seminar series, Institute of English Studies, 30 November A shortened version appeared in Textual Practice 15 (): Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (/ ˈ s ɑːr t r ə /, US also / ˈ s ɑːr t /; French: ; 21 June – 15 April ) was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, political activist, biographer, and literary benjaminpohle.com 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.
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