Being and Nothingness

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Simon and Schuster, 1992 - Philosophy - 811 pages
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 Nothingnesscontains 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 whyThe New York Timeshailed Sartre’s masterpiece as "a philosophy to be reckoned with, both for its own intrinsic power and as a profound symptom of our time."

 

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Here, Sartre follows in the tradition set by Kant, for Professors of Philosophy to set their philosophical systems forth in expansive and difficult works. Being and Nothingness is 800 pages, and ... Read full review

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Sixteen good pages in an 800 page bag. Read On Escape by LÚvinas first or instead. Still, a cultural classic. Read full review

Contents

Translators Preface
viii
THE PURSUIT OF BEING
3
Chapter One The Origin of Negation
33
The Dialectical Concept of Nothingness
44
The Phenomenological Concept of Nothingness
49
The Origin of Nothingness
56
Chapter Two Bad Faith
86
Patterns of Bad Faith
96
The Time of the World
279
Chapter One The Existence of Others
301
Husserl Hegel Heidegger
315
IV The Look
340
Chapter Two The Body
401
The Third Ontological Dimension of the Body
460
Chapter Three Concrete Relations With Others
471
Indifference
494

HI The Faith of Bad Faith
112
Chapter One Immediate Structures of the ForItself
119
H The Facticity of the ForItself
127
The ForItself and the Being of Value
133
The ForItself and the Being of Possibilities
147
Chapter Two Temporality
159
The Ontology of Temporality
187
Chapter Three Transcendence
238
Determination as Negation
249
Quality and Quantity Potentiality
257
BeingWith Mitsein and the We
534
PART FOUR
557
Freedom and Responsibility
707
Quality as a Revelation of Being
765
CONCLUSION
785
Ethical Implications
795
Key to Special Terminology
801
Index
809
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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.

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