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Being and Nothingness

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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."

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The often criticized philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre encompasses the dilemmas and aspirations of the individual in contemporary society. This work of power and epic scope provides a vivid analysis for all who would understand one of the most influential philosophic movements of this or any age.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671867805
Translator:
Barnes, Hazel E.
Author:
Barnes, Hazel E.
Author:
Sartre, Jean-Paul
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Metaphysics
Subject:
Ontology
Subject:
Existentialism
Subject:
Existential psychology
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
existentialism; philosophy; camus; nobel prize; french; constructionism; phenomenonlogy; marxism; post-colonial theory; critical theory; simone de beauvoir; heidegger; being and time; free will
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 143
Publication Date:
19930831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
864
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 19.04 oz

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