MSt tutor Sarah Bakewell’s new book “At the Existentialist Cafe” to be published on 3rd March

MSt tutor Sarah Bakewell’s new book At the Existentialist Cafe is to be published by Chatto & Windus on 3rd March, 2016.

“Paris, near the turn of 1933. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron, who opens their eyes to a radical new way of thinking. Pointing to his drink, he says, “You can make philosophy out of this cocktail! …”

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In a related event, Sarah and Nigel Warburton will be talking about “Philosophy in the Bookshop” at  Blackwell’s bookshop in Oxford on Saturday 19 March, at 11.00 am