Thinker of the Week: Jean-Paul Sartre


Full Name: Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre

Born: 1905

Died: 1980

Hometown: Paris, France

Fave Subjects: Power, How To Be Good, Freedom, Truth, Knowledge and Understanding, Storytelling

Career Highlights:

  • served in the army during World War II
  • wrote philosophy, plays, and novels
  • turned down a Nobel Prize for his work
  • encouraged everyone everywhere to be free

Big Question:

When do we have freedom to do what we want, and when are things out of our control?

Pretty cool, right? There’s more about Mr. Sartre in our ThinkAboutIt series!