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The Resource At the Existentialist Café. : [freedom, being, and apricot cocktails], Sarah Bakewell

At the Existentialist Café. : [freedom, being, and apricot cocktails], Sarah Bakewell

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At the Existentialist Café. : [freedom, being, and apricot cocktails]
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At the Existentialist Café.
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[freedom, being, and apricot cocktails]
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Sarah Bakewell
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eng
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!" It was this simple phrase that would ignite a movement, inspiring Sartre to integrate Phenomenology into his own French, humanistic sensibility, thereby creating an entirely new philosophical approach inspired by themes of radical freedom, authentic being, and political activism. This movement would sweep through the jazz clubs and cafés of the Left Bank before making its way across the world as Existentialism. Featuring not only philosophers, but also playwrights, anthropologists, convicts, and revolutionaries, At the Existentialist Café follows the existentialists' story, from the first rebellious spark through the Second World War, to its role in postwar liberation movements such as anticolonialism, feminism, and gay rights. Interweaving biography and philosophy, it is the epic account of passionate encounters--fights, love affairs, mentorships, rebellions, and long partnerships--and a vital 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.--Publisher information
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Bakewell, Sarah
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Performed by Antonia Beamish
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  • Existentialism
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophers
  • Existentialism
  • Philosophers
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • France
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At the Existentialist Café. : [freedom, being, and apricot cocktails], Sarah Bakewell
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  • Compact disc, MP3 format
  • Subtitle from container
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audio disc
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  • sd
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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ocn958460067
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio disc (approximately 15 hr.)
Isbn
9781536617474
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audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
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MP3, digital
System control number
(OCoLC)958460067
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Label
At the Existentialist Café. : [freedom, being, and apricot cocktails], Sarah Bakewell
Publication
Note
  • Compact disc, MP3 format
  • Subtitle from container
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn958460067
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio disc (approximately 15 hr.)
Isbn
9781536617474
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
MP3, digital
System control number
(OCoLC)958460067
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software

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