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Sartre: Philosophy in an Hour

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Philosophy for busy people. Read a succinct account of the philosophy of Sartre in just one hour.

Here is a concise, expert account of Jean-Paul Sartre’s life and philosophical ideas – entertainingly written and easy to understand. Also included are selections from Jean-Paul Sartre’s work, suggested further reading, and chronologies that place Sartre in the context of the broader schour.


Kindle Edition, 94 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by HarperPress
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Tyson Adams
Oct 29, 2019 rated it liked it
So little time to give meaning to life.

The Philosophy in an Hour series is written to give a brief overview of a philosopher's life, some key points about their work, and a recommended reading list for more insights. This Jean-Paul Sartre instalment covers the famous existentialist, some anecdotes about his life, particularly as it relates to his open relationship with Simone de Beauvoir, and the barest of insights into his contributions to philosophy.

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Clive roberts
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed this outline, lots to think on, an hour well spent.
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Aug 11, 2015 rated it liked it
A brief but informative biography that runs through his political and philosophical writing and thoughts.
Robert Spencer
Apr 24, 2015 rated it liked it
I'm not a great reader of pure philosophy, which is why this was such a great introduction. Nice balance between the philosophy and the man himself, engagingly written and, most of all, brief!
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Paul Strathern (born 1940) is a British writer and academic. He was born in London, and studied at Trinity College, Dublin, after which he served in the Merchant Navy over a period of two years. He then lived on a Greek island. In 1966 he travelled overland to India and the Himalayas. His novel A Season in Abyssinia won a Somerset Maugham Award in 1972.

Besides five novels, he has also