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Being and Nothingness : A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology - Jean-Paul Sartre

Being and Nothingness

A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology

Paperback Published: 1st August 1993
ISBN: 9780671867805
Number Of Pages: 864

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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."

About the Author

Born in Paris in 1905, Sartre was a professor of philosophy when he joined the French Army at the outbreak of World War II. Captured by the Germans, he was released, after nearly a year, in 1941. He immediately joined the French resistance as a journalist. In the postwar era Jean-Paul Sartre - philosopher, critic, novelist, and dramatist - became one of the most influential men of this century. He died in Paris in 1980.

Novelist, playwright, and biographer Jean-Paul Sartre is widely considered one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. His major works include No Exit, Nausea, The Wall, The Age of Reason, Critique of Dialectical Reason, Being and Nothingness, and Roads to Freedom, an allegory of man's search for commitment, and not, as the man at the off-licence says, an everyday story of French country folk.

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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."--The New York Times

Introduction: The Pursuit of Being
I. The Phenomenon - 3
II. The Phenomenon of Being and the Being of the Phenomenon - 9
III. The Pre-Reflective Cogito and the Being of the Percipere - 9
IV. The Being of the Percipi - 17
V. The Ontological Proof - 21
VI. Being-In-Itself - 24

Part One: The Problem of Nothingness
1. The Origin of Negation - 33
2. Bad Faith - 86

Part Two: Being-for-Itself
1. Immediate Structures of the For-Itself - 119
2. Temporality - 159
3. Transcendence - 238

Part Three: Being-for-Others
1. The Existence of Others - 301
2. The Body - 401
3. Concrete Relations With Others - 471

Part Four: Having, Doing and Being
1. Being and Doing: Freedom - 559
2. Doing and Having - 712

I. In-Itself and For-Itself: Metaphysical Implications - 785
II. Ethical Implications - 795

Key to Special Terminology - 799
Index - 809

ISBN: 9780671867805
ISBN-10: 0671867806
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 864
Published: 1st August 1993
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.59

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