Jean-Paul Aron

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Jean-Paul Aron (27 May 1925 - 20 August 1988) was a French writer, philosopher and journalist.[1] His most notable work is Les Modernes, which was published in 1984.

Aron was born in Strasbourg. He was a close friend of Michel Foucault in the early 1950s, before a falling out over a lover.[2] He was, like Foucault, an early person of renown in France to die of AIDS,[3] and is widely credited for giving the disease a human face and challenging the public perception of the disease. During his lifetime, he published several historical works that examined middle-class social practices. He is buried at 6, rue du Repos in Paris.

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  1. ^ "Jean-Paul Aron, 62, Writer, Philosopher". Newsday (in Pay-per-View). 22 August 1988. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Macey, David (1993). The Lives of Michel Foucault. London: Hutchinson. p. 48. 
  3. ^ "Mon sida, par Jean-Paul Aron". Le Nouvel Observateur (in French). Retrieved 29 September 2010. 

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