Jean Paul Sartre

Kalburgi to Gauri: Play on writer KR Meera's story highlights killing of rationalists

Kannan Nayar is pouring a lot of fevicol over a bundle of cotton. He would wrap it around his leg later on - the cast of an actor. Kannan is behind …

Ideology

French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann dies aged 92

French filmmaker and journalist Claude Lanzmann died in Paris at age 92 on Thursday. A spokesperson for his publishing house Gallimard told Variety Lanzmann passed after being "very very weak" for the past several days.<p>Lanzmann’s most celebrated work is his 10-hour long documentary film Shoah, …

World News

Jean-Paul Sartre Breaks Down the Bad Faith of Intellectuals

How many of the great philosophers have you actually heard speak? This clip comes from the 1976 documentary <i>Sartre by Himself</i>, which features …

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What’s Jean-Paul Sartre Thinking Lately? - Esquire Classic

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Deep Monkey

"Without feeling of respect, there is no way to distinguish men from beasts". Confucius.<p>"One of the most sincere forms of respect is to listen to …

Confucius

Jean-Paul Sartre's Anarchist Philosophy

2018.06.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews William L. Remley, Jean-Paul Sartre's Anarchist Philosophy, Bloomsbury, 2018, 277 …

Philosophy

A query about this plastering company’s name took an unexpected turn

Here’s someone who is really, really interested to find out how a company called JPS Plastering got its name.plastering service plastering …

British Humour

Inside Feya, London’s Most Instagrammable Café Yet…

Posted on May 29, 2018May 29, 2018<p>There’s nothing more telling of the times we live in, than the café culture characteristic of one’s city.<p>If the …

England

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19 June 2018<p>comments<p>Understanding the Spanish 68 requires an understanding of the rise of anti-Francoism in the previous years and its evolution …

Radicalization

Jean-Paul Sartre was the original self-help guru

Long before I read French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, I had a clear idea of who he was. Or who I thought he was. I knew all about the turtleneck-wearing, chain-cigarette-smoking, moody sort of soul, with a melancholy philosophy to match. After I opened his books, though, it became clear to me …

Communist Party

The Erotics of Mentorship

[image] In the Boston Review, Yale professors Marta Figlerowicz and Ayesha Ramachandran reflect on the erotics of intellectual mentorship, with its …

Sexual Harassment

Alia Bhatt's salon outing in Juhu with mom Soni Razdan

Alia Bhatt during her salon session in Juhu, Mumbai. The actress is currently part of three Bollywood ventures -- Raazi, Brahmastra and Gully Boy. …

Bollywood

'Left Bank': Agnes Poirier delves into Paris's golden age

It's the Paris of poets, painters and post-war effervescence: the Left Bank or Rive Gauche is forever associated with the artists and intellectuals who filled the cafés and bars of the French capital in the mid-twentieth century. Writer and journalist Agnes Poirier has plunged into that golden age …

France

The Self Is Other People - Facts So Romantic

<i>“We’re constantly bouncing off other people and looking at other people as a mirror of us. Our very sense of who we are is intertwined with what we</i> …

Philosophy

Romain Gary’s ‘The Kites’ Is the Best ‘Masterpiece Theater’ TV Series You’ll Ever Read

Can a book be epic without being great? This is a question I found myself asking again and again while reading Romain Gary’s <i>The Kites,</i> newly …

Jewish Culture

Albert Memmi’s Very Jewish Rejection of Postcolonial Orthodoxies

Reviewing the Tunisian-French-Jewish writer Albert Memmi’s most recent book (not yet translated into English), Daniel Gordon surveys the career of a …

South Asia

A Not So Serious PSA on Why You Shouldn’t Throw Your Surfboard at Someone in the Barrel

<b>“It is in anguish that man gets the consciousness of his freedom,”</b> writes Jean-Paul Sartre. An anguish, he explains, that one feels standing at the …

Aquatic Sports

A Coincidence of Lambs

<i>A dear friend and psychiatric colleague, Ran Weingarten, eloquently told me this striking coincidence. His mind is symbolically rich. Little wonder</i> …

Art

Review: NO EXIT by Jean-Paul Sartre Offers an Inside Look at Existentialist Hell

Real Art Daily Productions (RADProd) is a new company that produces both film and theatre productions. With concentrated study and education in both …

Box Office

Top Five Things You Didn’t Know About Meister Eckhart

Eckhart von Hochheim, better known as Meister (“Master”) Eckhart, was one of the most important religious thinkers of all time, yet very few people know much about the man behind the famous quotes. Consider the following five tidbits as a brief introduction.<p><b>1. He sounds like a Zen philosopher but</b> …

Culture

book reviews and features

The bass defence league campaigns for mental health. As with everything Big Narstie does, there are serious points in this release...<p>History repeats …

France

Google Translate will never outsmart the human mind – and this is why

I guess I should never have signed up to be a simultaneous translator (or interpreter) – in both directions – at an EU-sponsored conference. The …

Language

The Journal of Jules Renard

Spanning 1887 to a month before his death in 1910, The Journal of Jules Renard is a unique autobiographical masterpiece that, though celebrated …

Literature

An Animated Introduction to the Existentialist Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre… and How It Can Open Our Eyes to Life’s Possibilities

Among the vogue names of midcentury Western philosophy, few ever rose to such cultural heights as that of Jean-Paul Sartre. Fans once dropped it …

Philosophy

The need for a Palestinian history from below

It's time for Palestinian intellectuals to reclaim their people's narrative and write a Palestinian history from below.<p>The 1993 Oslo Accord is a critical juncture that shattered the cohesiveness of Palestinian discourse and weakened and divided the Palestinian people. However, it is not too late to …

Israel

All the Buildings in Paris Offers an Illustrated Tour of the City of Love

I only have to say the word “Paris” and it conjures up very strong emotions and aesthetic associations in people across the globe. The implications …

France

Dating rules in France: An A to Z guide for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is upon us so here's the A to Z guide of dating in France, courtesy of French blogger Muriel Demarcus.

Relationships

Answer For Your Awful Basketbloggers, Warriors Fans

What the hell am I even reading right now?<p>Authenticity is a notoriously difficult thing to define. While just about every philosopher and thinker has …

Basketball

Three Miami Boat Show Essentials

If you know how to get to the show and park ( or use ground transportation ); how, where and when to catch the FREE water taxis; and specifically …

Boating

French racism, anxiety and love for postcolonialism

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie's comments at the Night of Ideas reveal France's deep intellectual anxiety.<p>At this year's Paris edition of Nuit des idees (the Night of Ideas), Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie made two remarks that caused a stir. The more widely publicised one was her …

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