Freedom being and apricot cocktails
At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails by Sarah BakewellParis, near the turn of 1933. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron, who opens their eyes to a radical new way of thinking. Pointing to his drink, he says, You can make philosophy out of this cocktail!
From this moment of inspiration, Sartre will create his own extraordinary philosophy of real, experienced life–of love and desire, of freedom and being, of cafés and waiters, of friendships and revolutionary fervour. It is a philosophy that will enthral Paris and sweep through the world, leaving its mark on post-war liberation movements, from the student uprisings of 1968 to civil rights pioneers.
At the Existentialist Café tells the story of modern existentialism as one of passionate encounters between people, minds and ideas. From the ‘king and queen of existentialism–Sartre and de Beauvoir–to their wider circle of friends and adversaries including Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Iris Murdoch, this book is an enjoyable and original journey through a captivating intellectual movement. Weaving biography and thought, Sarah Bakewell takes us to the heart of a philosophy about life that also changed lives, and that tackled the biggest questions of all: what we are and how we are to live.
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At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails is a book written by Sarah Bakewell that covers the philosophy and history of the 20th century movement existentialism. The book discusses the ideas of the phenomenologist Edmund Husserl, and how his teaching influenced the rise of existentialism through the likes of Martin Heidegger, Jean Paul Sartre, Simone De Beauvoir, who are the main protagonists of the book. In fact, the beginning itself piques the interest of the reader in a unique manner, whereby Sartre's close friend and fellow philosopher Raymond Aron startles him when they are sitting in a cafe, by pointing to the glass in front of him and stating, "You can make a philosophy out of this cocktail. Bakewell structures At the Existentialist Cafe by focusing each chapter on a particular philosopher or period within the existentialist movement, starting by introducing the early existentialists Kierkegaard , Nietzsche , Dostoevsky and Kafka , and then moving onto the lives and philosophies of Heidegger , Husserl , Sartre , Beauvoir , Camus , Karl Jaspers , and Merleau-Ponty. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Categories : books Works about existentialism Existentialist books Philosophy stubs.
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We need to know about an author to appreciate her book, but I love that Bakewell, a brit, is also a PhD dropout actually she dropped out of college twice. Thank the existential void she did, otherwise she would have been sucked into the academic void and never heard from again, except in stuffy academic journals no one every reads, where she would have had to publish or perish. Instead, by writing for the real world, she is able write like a real person, bringing her super-, and-encyclopedic-, knowledge to showing how philosophy, or at least she would argue existentialism, is both a practical and needful way of living in the world. Or should be. Towards the beginning of the book she give a run down on the basics:. Other entities are what they are, but as a human I am whatever I choose to make of myself at every moment.