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About the Author
Paul Strathern is author of the popular and critically acclaimed Philosophers in 90 Minutes series. Highlights from the series include Nietzsche in 90 Minutes, Aristotle in 90 Minutes, and Plato in 90 Minutes. Mr. Strathern has lectured in philosophy and mathematics and now lives and writes in London. A former Somerset Maugham prize winner, he is also the author of books on history and travel as well as five novels. His articles have appeared in a great many newspapers, including the Observer (London) and the Irish Times. His own degree in philosophy came from Trinity College, Dublin.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Introduction 5 Part 2 Sartre's Life and Works 8 Part 3 From Sartre's Writings 80 Part 4 Chronology of Significant Philosophical Dates 83 Part 5 Chronology of Sartre's Life 88 Part 6 Recommended Reading 91 Part 7 Index 92