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Jean Paul Sartre was born in Paris France on June 21 1905 When Sartre was fifteen months old his father died and Sartre was sick with enteritis When Sartre was well again his mother took him to live with his grandparents in Meudon As a kid Sartre was given everything and always was treated like a kid Around 1909 Sartre suffered leucoma in his right eye This left him half blind and wall eyed Sartre was educated at the Ecole Normale Superieure He took to writing and was thought by everyone to end up a writer At this time his mother remarried and they moved to La Rochelle In 1920 he moved back to Paris and in June he passed the first part of the baccalaureate and in 1922 he passed the second part He wrote a thesis in 1927 but failed the exam and in 1929 he not only passed the exam he placed first in it At this time he was unofficially engaged with a grocers daughter Then he met Simone de Beauvoir who had placed second on the exam Their close relationship endured for more than a half of a century until his death They never did marry thought saying that they had no need for the bourgeois formalities of marriage He started to take interest in philosophy at an early age at the school A teacher at the Ecole named Henri Bergson who wrote Essai sur les donnes de la conscience left him in awe at philosophy Sartre taught philosophy in various lycees in France After this Sartre went to the Institut Francais in Berlin to study Husserls Phenomenology This was 1 Phenomenologists tend to oppose the acceptance of unobservable matters and grand systems erected in speculative thinking 2 Phenomenologists tend to oppose naturalism also called objectivism and positivism which is the worldview growing from modern natural science and technology that has been spreading from Northern Europe since
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