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At the existentialist café : freedom, being, and apricot cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Karl Jaspers, Edmund Husserl, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and others / Sarah Bakewell.

Bakewell, Sarah, (author.).

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  • 8 of 8 copies available at Sage Library System.

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0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Summary:

"From the best-selling author of How to live, a spirited account of one of the twentieth century's major intellectual movements and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it Paris, 1933: three contemporaries meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are the young Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and longtime friend Raymond Aron, a fellow philosopher who raves to them about a new conceptual framework from Berlin called Phenomenology. 'You see, ' he says, 'if you are a phenomenologist you can talk about this cocktail and make philosophy out of it!..." provided by publisher
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Athena Public Library 142.78 (Text) 37813000170095 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 12/27/2018 Available -
Baker Haines Branch 142.78 .B168a 2016 (Text) 37814003058311 NON-FICTION Book None 01/13/2017 Available -
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 142.78 BAKE 2016 (Text) 39705000015197 Main Collection None 05/23/2016 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 142.78 B168 (Text) 35178001570095 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/28/2016 Available -
Hood River County Library 142.78 BAK 2016 (Text) 33892100357046 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 03/01/2016 Available -
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Treasure Valley Community College Library 142.78 B1791at (Text) 32220001084900 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 10/25/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781590514887
  • ISBN: 1590514882
  • ISBN: 9781590518892
  • ISBN: 1590518896
  • Physical Description: 439 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Other Press, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Sir, what a horror, existentialism! -- To the things themselves -- The magician from Messkirch -- The they, the call -- To crunch flowering almonds -- I don't want to eat my manuscripts -- Occupation, liberation -- Devastation -- Life studies -- The dancing philosopher -- Croisés comme ça -- The eyes of the least favoured -- Having once tasted phenomenology -- The imponderable bloom.
Summary, etc.:
"From the best-selling author of How to live, a spirited account of one of the twentieth century's major intellectual movements and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it Paris, 1933: three contemporaries meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are the young Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and longtime friend Raymond Aron, a fellow philosopher who raves to them about a new conceptual framework from Berlin called Phenomenology. 'You see, ' he says, 'if you are a phenomenologist you can talk about this cocktail and make philosophy out of it!..." provided by publisher
Paris, 1933. Three contemporaries meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse-- and ignite a movement, creating an entirely new philosophical approach inspired by themes of radical freedom, authentic being, and political activism: Existentialism. Interweaving biography and philosophy, Bakewell provides an investigation into what the existentialists have to offer us today, at a moment when we are once again confronting the major questions of freedom, global responsibility, and human authenticity in a fractious and technology-driven world.
Awards Note:
New York Times, 10 Best Books of 2016.
Subject: Existentialism.
Philosophy, Modern > 20th century.
Philosophy > France > History > 20th century.
Philosophers > France > Biography.
Biography & Autobiography > Philosophers.
Philosphy > Movements > Existentialism.
Biography & Autobiography > Literary.
Existentialism.
Philosophers.
Philosophy.
Philosophy, Modern.
France.
Existentiefilosofie.
Existentialism.
Filosofi > historia.
Filosofer > historia.
Genre: Biographies.
Biography.
History.
Biographies.
Biografi.

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