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Jean-Paul Sartre, was a French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the leading figures in 20th century French philosophy. In this clip, Sartre discusses the characteristics of a "classic intellectual" and its relationship to Hegel's notion of the "unhappy conscience." Sartre believes that the classic intellectual accepts the concepts within himself as given, and applies his universal knowledge to particular instances for practical benefit.

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