"Nausea" (French "La Nausée") is a philosophic novel and the most famous work by the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. It was published in 1938 and became the lead work of the philosophy of existentialism. The novel describes a few week in the empty life of Antoine Roqueting who is haunted by feeling of nausea and […]
Jean-Paul Sartre was born on June 21st, 1905 in Paris. He had only 15 months when his father died so his grandfather, Charles Schweizer raised him. He introduced him to the classic literature at a young age. Sartre studied at the center of all French intellectuals of that age, in École Normale Supérieureu in Paris. He was interested in philosophy and ideas of Kant, Hegel etc.
In 1929 he met an intellectual Simone de Beauvoir and starts a friendship and an open relationship with her. Sartre wrote about the never-ending confrontation between the spirit wrecking conformism and authentic living.
In 1938 he wrote his most famous novel "Nausea" which served as the manifest of the existentialism philosophy. He believed that our ideas were the results of real-life experiences and that novel and plays which describe such experiences are worth just as much as the philosophic essays used to elaborate philosophic ideas. He died on April 15th, 1980 in Paris.
His most famous works are: "Being and Nothingness", "Anti-Semite and Jew", "Situations I", "Situations II", "Situations III", "Situations IV, V, VI", "The Age of Reason", "Dirty Hands", "The Devil and the Good Lord", "The Respectful Prostitute".
Jean-Paul Sartre was one of the most engaged philosophers of the 20th century and his philosophic opinions are expressed through his work. By the traditional philosophy, a man is defined in advance and before his existence is his essence, or better yet his meaning. Existentialism takes a different point of view and believes that a […]