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Sartre, Jean-Paul
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(Jun 21, 1905, Paris – Apr 15, 1980, Paris), studied philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and taught at lycées in Le Havre, Laon, and Paris. He was a prisoner of war in Germany in 1940/1941, then joined the French resistance. After 1945 he edited the journal Les temps modernes.

After World War II, Sartre became one of the most influential intellectuals of his age. He actively opposed the wars in Algeria (1958–1962) and Vietnam (1968) and supported the student movement. From 1952 until the Hungarian uprising in 1956, …

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Steinmann, Michael, “Sartre, Jean-Paul”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124710>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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