Thought of the Day 6.21.12

“Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat.”

–Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Satre was born in Paris, France in 1905. He would have been 107.

A philosopher and writer Satre won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1964, but refused the honor.

He began to publish his psychological studies in the early 30’s in Paris with L’imagination, Esquisse d’un theorie des emotions and L’Imaginiare: psychologie phenomenologique de l’imaginiation. While those works received only mild success his novel La Nausee  and short storie collection Le Mur did much better. His Being and Nothingness, published in 1943, is an Existentialist masterpiece.

During World War II Satre was a meteorologist in the French army until he was captured by the Germans. He served time in a prisoner of war camp . When he was released he went back to Paris and helped found an the Socialisme et Liberte underground group with other writers including his life long companion Simone de Beauvoir.

Jean-Paul Sartre (um 1950)

Jean-Paul Sartre (um 1950) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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