Sartre's 'Being And Nothingness'

Sartre's 'Being And Nothingness'

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by Sebastian Gardner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826474691

ISBN-13: 9780826474698

Pub. Date: 02/26/2009

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness marked the beginning of the rise of French existentialism in the twentieth century. In this work Sartre offers a complex and profound defense of human freedom. The topics discussed by Sartre range from traditional problems of metaphysics and epistemology to the roots of human motivation and the nature of human

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Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness marked the beginning of the rise of French existentialism in the twentieth century. In this work Sartre offers a complex and profound defense of human freedom. The topics discussed by Sartre range from traditional problems of metaphysics and epistemology to the roots of human motivation and the nature of human relationships. It is a hugely important text in a long and distinguished tradition of philosophical reflection going back to Kant. Sartre's 'Being and Nothingness': A Reader's Guide is an invaluable companion to the study of this influential philosophical text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826474698
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
02/26/2009
Series:
Reader's Guides Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Context
2. Overview of themes
3. Reading the text
4. Reception and Influence
Bibliography & Notes for Further Reading
Index

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Sartre's Being and Nothingness 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The previous review of this book is not only unfair, but nonsensical. The book is clearly called: Sartre's 'Being and Nothingness': A Reader's Guide" (as it is mentioned in the description).  These are not "cliff notes", this is a serious, magisterial study of one of Sartre's most dense books of philosophy. I recommend this book to anyone who wishes to gain an insight into the work of the French philosopher. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just want to let people know that may have thought (like I did) that this is a new translation of Being and Nothingness that THIS IS NOT A NEW TRANSLATION!!! I feel a little bamboozled because it says "Sartre's Being and Nothingness by Sebastian Gardner" which makes it seem like its a translation by Gardner of Sartre's Being and Nothingness but its actually just like a cliff notes book about Sartre's Being and Nothingness. It still could be a good book in itself but it just came in the mail today and I wanted to voice my displeasure with the lack of info about the book on this site and warn others. I might post an actually review of this book after i read it.