Truth and Existence

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Truth and Existence, written in response to Martin Heidegger's Essence of Truth, is a product of the years when Sartre was reaching full stature as a philosopher, novelist, playwright, essayist, and political activist. This concise and engaging text not only presents Sartre's ontology of truth but also addresses the key moral questions of freedom, action, and bad faith.

Truth and Existence is introduced by an extended biographical, historical,...

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Overview


Truth and Existence, written in response to Martin Heidegger's Essence of Truth, is a product of the years when Sartre was reaching full stature as a philosopher, novelist, playwright, essayist, and political activist. This concise and engaging text not only presents Sartre's ontology of truth but also addresses the key moral questions of freedom, action, and bad faith.

Truth and Existence is introduced by an extended biographical, historical, and analytical essay by Ronald Aronson.

"Truth and Existence is another important element in the recently published links between Sartre's existentialist ontology and his later ethical, political, and literary concerns. . . . The excellent introduction by Aronson will help readers not experienced in reading Sartre."—Choice

"Accompanied by an excellent introduction, this dense, lucidly translated treatise reveals Sartre as a characteristically 20th-century figure."—Publishers Weekly

Jean-Paul Sartre (1906-1980) was offered, but declined, the Nobel Prize for literature in 1964. His many works of fiction, drama, and philosophy include the monumental study of Flaubert, The Family Idiot, and The Freud Scenario, both published in translation by the University of Chicago Press.

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This epistemological sequel to Being and Nothingness, dating to 1948, was found among Sartre's unpublished manuscripts, and posthumously published in France in 1989 (Editions Gallimard). The present edition is translated by Adrian van den Hoven and edited with an introduction by Ronald Aronson. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226735238
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1995
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 143
  • Sales rank: 690,608
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: The Ethics of Truth
Ronald Aronson
Contexts
Arlette Elkaim-Sartre
Note to the Reader
Untitled Pages
Truth and Existence
Appendix: New Outline
Notes
Index
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