Presentation on theme: "John Paul Sartre Alyssa Flinchum Period 2. Life 1905-1980 Born and died in Paris France Married, and shares a grave with Simone de Beauvoir Studied philosophy."— Presentation transcript:
Life 1905-1980 Born and died in Paris France Married, and shares a grave with Simone de Beauvoir Studied philosophy at École Normale Supérieure from 1924-1929 Became Professor of philosophy at Le Harve in 1931 His father was Jean-Baptiste Sartre, and mother was Anne-Marie Schweitzer During World War II, Sartre worked as a Meteorologist for the French army. He was captured by German troops in Padoux and was a prisoner of war for 9 months.
His Philosophy Dictionary.com’s definition: Existentialism- a philosophical attitude associated especially with Heidegger, Jaspers, Marcel, and Sartre, and opposed to rationalism and empiricism, that stresses the individual's unique position as a self-determining agent responsible for the authenticity of his or her choices. My definition: Existentialism- An act of believing in nothing, but yourself. From the video, “No Universal Rules”
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Significant Contributions Literature No Exit and Three Other plays Existentialism is Humanism Being and Nothingness The Age of Reason Philosopher Playwright Novelist Screenwriter Political Activist Biographer Literary Critic Nobel Prize Sartre won the Nobel Prize "for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has exerted a far- reaching influence on our age“ He said he always declined official honors and said "a writer should not allow himself to be turned into an institution".
Quotes If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company. We do not judge the people we love. I do not believe in God; his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men. Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear. She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost. As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become. Commitment is an act, not a word.