Jean-Paul Sartre was the archetypal French intellectual, writing his philosophy in the Left Bank cafes of Paris and leading student protests on all manner of political issues. He put existentialism on the map of contemporary thought, and his political ideas influenced a generation of young revolutionaries. This series of guides cover the lives and ideas of the major philosophers. The author's concise and comprehensible style highlights the major advances in philosophy, as well as the men who conceived them and the times in which they lived. Containing quotes, insights and anecdotes, the aim of this series is to clarify the mysteries of philosophy for the general reader.