Being and Nothingness: An Essay in Phenomenological Ontology

Being and Nothingness: An Essay in Phenomenological Ontology

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by Jean-Paul Sartre
     
 

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A monumental work of the twentieth century, Being and Nothingness is the fullest expression of Jean-Paul Sartre's philosophy of existentialism. First published in 1943, this masterpiece still defines and expresses the modern condition, and holds great relevance for contemporary readers.

Existentialism rejects the Cartesian duality of mind and matter, as well as

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A monumental work of the twentieth century, Being and Nothingness is the fullest expression of Jean-Paul Sartre's philosophy of existentialism. First published in 1943, this masterpiece still defines and expresses the modern condition, and holds great relevance for contemporary readers.

Existentialism rejects the Cartesian duality of mind and matter, as well as supernatural authority, and claims instead that "being" comes before "knowing," and that each individual creates his own nature. Each person must overcome angst and choose to act in a passionate and authentic manner. Morality and truth can only be discovered in conscious individual choice and action.

Included is a key to special terminology, both the technical terms coined by Sartre and familiar words to which he assigned special meanings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806522760
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
5.97(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.66(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.