Being And Nothingness
Being And Nothingness
An Essay in Phenomenological Ontology


A monumental work of the twentieth century, Being and Nothingness is the fullest expression of Jean-Paul Sartre's philosophy of existentialism. First published in 1943, this masterpiece still defines and expresses the modern condition, and holds great relevance for contemporary readers. Existentialism rejects the Cartesian duality of mind and matter, as well as supernatural authority, and claims instead that "being" comes before "knowing," and that each individual creates his own nature. Each person must overcome angst and choose to act in a passionate and authentic manner. Morality and truth can only be discovered in conscious individual choice and action. Included is a key to a special terminology, both the technical terms coined by Sartre and familiar words to which he assigned special meanings.

Jean-Paul Sartre was born in Paris in 1905 and died in 1980. A philosopher, author, and social critic, he was a key figure among the French intellectuals who resisted the Nazi occupation during World War II. His many plays and novels also express existential themes.

Title Being And Nothingness
Subtitle An Essay in Phenomenological Ontology
Author Jean-Paul Sartre
Publisher Citadel
Title First Published 01 September 2001
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 640 p.
ISBN-10 0806522763
ISBN-13 9780806522760
Publication Date 01 September 2001
Main content page count 640
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $19.95
 


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