Being and Nothingness

Being and Nothingness

by Jean-Paul Sartre


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415529112
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/08/2018
Pages: 764
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) was the foremost French thinker and writer of the post-WWII years. His books have exerted enormous influence in philosophy, literature, art and politics.

Sarah Richmond is Senior Lecturer at University College London. She received her PhD in philosophy from Oxford University. She co-edits the academic journal, Sartre Studies International.

Table of Contents

Translator's Prefacevii
Translator's Introductionviii
Introduction: The Pursuit of Beingxlv
Part 1The Problem of Nothingness
Chapter 1The Origin of Negation3
I.The Question3
III.The Dialectical Concept of Nothingness12
IV.The Phenomenological Concept of Nothingness16
V.The Origin of Nothingness21
Part 2Being-for-Itself
Chapter 1Immediate Structures of the For-Itself49
I.Presence to Self49
II.The Facticity of the For-Itself55
III.The For-Itself and the Being of Value60
IV.The For-Itself and the Being of Possibilities71
V.The Self and the Circuit of Selfness78
Chapter 2Temporality83
I.Phenomenology of the Three Temporal Dimensions83
II.The Ontology of Temporality106
III.Original Temporality and Psychic Temporality: Reflection126
Chapter 3Transcendence147
I.Knowledge as a Type of Relation Between the For-Itself and the In-Itself148
II.Determination as Negation156
III.Quality and Quantity Potentiality, Instrumentality162
IV.The Time of the World180
Part 3Being-for-Others
Chapter 1The Existence of Others197
I.The Problem197
II.The Reef of Solipsism199
III.Husserl, Hegel, Heidegger209
IV.The Look228
Chapter 2The Body279
I.The Body as Being-For-Itself: Facticity282
II.The Body-For-Others315
III.The Third Ontological Dimension of the Body327
Chapter 3Concrete Relations With Others337
I.First Attitude Toward Others: Love, Language, Masochism340
II.Second Attitude Toward Others: Indifference, Desire, Hate, Sadism355
III."Being-With" (Mitsein) and the "We"389
Part 4Having, Doing and Being
Chapter 1Being and Doing: Freedom409
I.Freedom: The First Condition of Action409
II.Freedom and Facticity: The Situation457
III.Freedom and Responsibility529
I.In-Itself and For-Itself: Metaphysical Implications535
II.Ethical Implications543
Key to Special Terminology547

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