Existentialist philosopher who was best remembered for his exploration of subjects like perception, art, and politics.
He passed his exit exams from the École Normale Supérieure in 1930.
He was awarded the title of Chair of Philosophy at the Collège de France in 1952 and held the position until his death.
His family was residing in Rochefort-sur-Mer, France, when he was born.
He studied at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris with Jean-Paul Sartre.