Jean – Paul Sartre (1905 – 1980)
French Philosopher, novelist, playwright and social critic – Probably best well known for his emphasis on the unavoidable responsibility that comes from being ‘condemned to be free’ – with all the angst, meaningless and ‘nausea’ that existence and freedom evokes. Issues involving choice play a central role in Sartre’s philosophy – human morality itself being derived from the necessity to choose. Sartre stated: ‘hell is other people’. Sartre argues that consciousness is conscious of consciousness being transcendent for itself.