Jean-Paul Sartre

  • by John Compton
  • Narrated by Charlton Heston
  • 2 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jean-Paul Sartre, a French philosopher, is perhaps the best known advocate of existentialism. In this view, no external authority gives life meaning: mankind is radically free and responsible. In every moment we choose ourselves, with no assurance that we have a continuing identity or power. We set up determinisms to ease our minds, but in the face of the finality of death, only through our present consciousness do we establish our own authentic existence. Sartre's existentialism faces the evil in human existence and sees that humans are responsible for it. The Giants of Philosophy is a series of dramatic presentations, in understandable language, of the concerns, questions, interests, and overall world view of history's greatest philosophers. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations gives you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life.

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It helped me a lot to understand Sartre and what was behind his writings. Great to listen to
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- Gambit

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-05-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.