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All Men Are Mortal


As an aside, of all the philosophy quotes I've heard, I always thought Simone de Beauvoir's "all men must die: but for every man his death is an accident and, even if he knows it and consents to it, an unjustifiable violation" would be the most badass one to say just before you shoot someone.

This is based on Simone de Beauvoir's novel All Men Are Mortal, about an Italian prince who takes an immortality elixir in the 13th century, and uses his immortality to try to create a completely rational, utopian world for several centuries before more or less giving up. He tells his life story to a French Actress that he falls in love with in the present day, in an attempt to once again inject some kind of meaning into his life. It's a bit of an under represented novel of the ones written by Sartre, de Beauvoir, and Camus, and really should be the one teenagers read instead of The Stranger, in my opinion. It's a lot more straightforward in what it means, and it has cooler stuff like conquering Florence and burning monks at the stake, which I certainly would have enjoyed reading more as a teenager than a bunch of talking about how hot a courtroom is.

This is based on Simone de Beauvoir's novel All Men Are Mortal, about an Italian prince who takes an immortality elixir in the 13th century, and uses his immortality to try to create a completely rational, utopian world for several centuries before more or less giving up. He tells his life story to a French Actress that he falls in love with in the present day, in an attempt to once again inject some kind of meaning into his life. It's a bit of an under represented novel of the ones written by Sartre, de Beauvoir, and Camus, and really should be the one teenagers read instead of The Stranger, in my opinion. It's a lot more straightforward in what it means, and it has cooler stuff like conquering Florence and burning monks at the stake, which I certainly would have enjoyed reading more as a teenager than a bunch of talking about how hot a courtroom is.

Philosophers in this comic: Simone de Beauvoir
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