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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (93 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Strathern Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series Release Date:
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During his lifetime, Jean-Paul Sartre enjoyed unprecedented popularity for a philosopher, due partly to his role as a spokesman for existentialism—at the opportune moment when this set of ideas filled the spiritual gap left amidst the ruins of World War II. Existentialism was a philosophy of action and showed the ultimate freedom of the individual. In Sartre’s hands it became a revolt against European bourgeois values.

In Sartre in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Sartre’s life and ideas and explains their influence on man’s struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Sartre’s work, a brief list of suggested readings for those who wish to delve deeper, and chronologies that place Sartre within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.

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  • “Probably the easiest introduction to existentialism you’ll ever find…An intellectually credible—and slyly humorous—summary of Jean Paul Sartre’s life and work…The equivalent of a very good college lecture by an instructor who genuinely wants to make sure students understand the material.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “British-born [Simon Vance] does a fine job with the material, speaking in a practiced, authoritative tone. He brings the right level of expression to the reading and handles the frequent French terms and names with aplomb.”


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jono Balliett | 11/30/2013

    " Liked it, but I felt that it had a negative point of view. The author came off as a right of center critic rather than an objective purveyor of Sartre's ideas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jose | 1/9/2013

    " Excellent. quick and easy to understand. clear and concise. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mckinley | 10/28/2010

    " most popular existentialist philosopher (after WWII)

    existing individual - Kirkegard truth and experience intertwined, subjectivity is truth, focus on individual and not abstract

    everything is contingient
    freedom of individual to choose "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jose | 4/5/2010

    " Excellent. quick and easy to understand. clear and concise. "

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About the Author
Author Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern earned a degree in philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, and has lectured in philosophy and mathematics. The author of many nonfiction books and of articles for numerous publications, he has also written several novels and has won the Somerset Maugham Prize. He lives and writes in London.