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Need help remembering a philosopher

  1. Sep 15, 2010 #1
    I remember reading a pretty fascinating story a few years ago, and I want to recommend it to someone -- but, for the life of me, I cannot remember the philosopher that authored the story.

    It was about a few men awaiting their death by firing squad.. I know its probably something everyone remotely interested in philosophy reads, but I just can't remember who wrote it.

    Any help is appreciated.
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  3. Sep 16, 2010 #2
    Are you thinking of Men without Shadows, a play by Jean-Paul Sartre?
  4. Sep 16, 2010 #3


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    The Wall by Jean-Paul Sartre is probably what you're thinking of.

    I guess Men Without Shadows touches on similar situations, but The Wall is actually a story, not a play, and is much more popular and widely read, so it's more likely that's what you're thinking of.
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