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 (sär′trə, särt), Jean Paul 1905-1980.
French writer and philosopher. A leading existentialist, he wrote literary works, such as the autobiographical novel Nausea (1938) and the play No Exit (1944), and philosophical volumes that include Being and Nothingness (1943). Sartre declined the 1964 Nobel Prize for literature.
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(French sartrə)
(Biography) Jean-Paul (ʒɑ̃pɔl). 1905–80, French philosopher, novelist, and dramatist; chief French exponent of atheistic existentialism. His works include the philosophical essay Being and Nothingness (1943), the novels Nausea (1938) and Les Chemins de la liberté (1945–49), a trilogy, and the plays Les Mouches (1943), Huis clos (1944), and Les Mains sales (1948)
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(ˈsar trə)

Jean-Paul (ʒɑ̃) 1905–80, French philosopher, novelist, and playwright: declined 1964 Nobel prize.
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If I sign myself Jean Paul Sartre, it is not the same thing as if I sign myself Jean Paul Sartre, Nobel Prize winner.'
CUANDO SARTRE DIO SU CONFERENCIA (posteriormente publicada a modo de libro) El existencialismo es un humanismo recibio fuertes criticas por parte de sus lectores, dirigidas a su sistema y especialmente a su obra El ser y la nada.
Sartre's 1965 visit to the resort town of Nida will be commemorated with a bronze sculpture near Parnidis dune, and a symbolic bench will honor the memory of prisoners of WWI.
In the same way, in Being and Nothingness, Jean-Paul Sartre reduces an external existent to a particular appearance and claims to gain reliable evidence from it.
In positing consciousness as the constitutive site of subjectivity, Sartre is said to overlook the impersonal and pre-individual basis of the transcendental, and by extension, the genetic and contingent nature of the self.
A contradiction haunted this concerted effort to render Sartre and the other existentialists in Arabic.
I could not believe that anyone would take this stuff seriously, certainly not so seriously as to do what Sartre at the time was recommending, which was to pull down the fabric of French society and install a "totalizing" system in its stead.