Mon 4/11, 2016, 7:30pm
Sarah Bakewell with Mott Greene
What the Existentialists Can Do for Us

Sarah Bakewell

Existentialism is one of the most talked-about philosophical theories and, according to author Sarah Bakewell (How to Live), its development was instrumental to every liberation movement of the 20th century. At the Existentialist Cafe is a “brilliant” biographical history of the thinkers responsible for spreading this philosophy (Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir) and its effect on freedom and justice. In conversation with science historian Mott Greene, Bakewell will explore the growth of existentialism and its central principles: authenticity, rebellion, freedom, and responsibility. 

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Presented by: Town Hall and Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of the Arts & Culture series.

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