Being and Nothingness: A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology

Being and Nothingness: A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology

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by Jean-Paul Sartre
     
 

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A philosophical classic and major cornerstone of modern existentialism

Often criticized and all-too-rarely understood, the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre encompasses the dilemmas and aspirations of the individual in contemporary society. Being and Nothingness contains all the basic tenets of his thought, as well as all its more intricate details.

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A philosophical classic and major cornerstone of modern existentialism

Often criticized and all-too-rarely understood, the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre encompasses the dilemmas and aspirations of the individual in contemporary society. Being and Nothingness contains all the basic tenets of his thought, as well as all its more intricate details. A work of inherent force and epic scope, it provides a vivid analysis for all who would understand one of the most influential philosophic movements of any age, and makes clear why The New York Times hailed Sartre’s masterpiece as "a philosophy to be reckoned with, both for its own intrinsic power and as a profound symptom of our time."

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"There can be no doubt that this is a philosophy to be reckoned with, both for its own intrinsic power and as a profound symptom of our time."
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"There can be no doubt that this is a philosophy to be reckoned with, both for its own intrinsic power and as a profound symptom of our time."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671867805
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Publication date:
08/01/1993
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
864
Sales rank:
95,295
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.50(d)

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Being and Nothingness 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this work does an exquisite job of portraying Sartre's philosophies of existentialism. It provides its readers with a new outlook on life and reality, and really makes them think about their own existence. Beware, though...it's not an easy read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ein Buch muß die Axt sein für das gefrorene Meer in uns.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A good read, if you have the patient...But then, you may become authentic from the call of consciousness and decide to achieve your absolute possibility.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gives good insight, but not very exciting to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Fiction CAN be fun' is how I would verbalize the current state of mind I am in right now after this read. It is a pretty tough read like others have said,however, Fiction can be fun like I said before. Truth is much more interesting.