A summary of Being and Nothingness in 's Jean-Paul Sartre (1905–1980)

A brief discussion of the life and works of Jean-Paul Sartre, with links to additional information.

Jean-Paul Sartre: From an Existentialist to a Realistic Ethics

Sartre's complex and ambivalent intellectual relationship with traditional Marxism is more evident in () (1960), an extended sociological and philosophical essay.

Jean-Paul Sartre was a great existentialist philosopher of the 20th century

Existentialism is a Humanism, Jean-Paul Sartre 1946

1. What does existentialism make possible?
2. Why do people criticize it?
3. Do many people equate human nature with evil? Give examples.
4. What are two kinds of existentialists?
5. Which is Sartre? What does he believe?
6. What does Sartre mean when he says “existence precedes essence?”
7. Why does he say there is no human nature?
8. Explain the first principle of existentialism.
9. Why does he say that man is in anguish?
10. What does he say about hearing voices?
11. Explain why he says that if God does not exist, everything is permitted.
12. What does he mean when he says that we are “condemned to be free?”

Jean-Paul Sartre, “Matérialisme et révolution,” in his Situations, vol

Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus had a very public falling out and subsequent feud, largely due, as the comic indicates, to Sartre's continued support of the Soviets and Communism after the discovery of the slave camps and other atrocities committed by Stalin.

Sartre's famous lecture in defence of Existentialism