Book :: Being and Nothingness

Being and Nothingness
By: Jean-Paul Sartre
Pages: 688
Published: 1943
Genre(s): Philosophy
Award(s): Nobel Prize in Literature (1964)
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The celebrated French philosopher’s most essential text, Being and Nothingness takes a revolutionary look at ontology, ethics, and personal freedom In Being and Nothingness, Jean-Paul Sartre closely examines ontology (the study of the nature of being) and discusses empirical issues that he finds scientific fields struggle to explain. Above all, he delves into the idea of “freedom over choice,”...

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existentialism.....35 some years after assigned read in French lit....I still cannot enjoy this, even in English. I have spent nearly a year trying to finish this time. Yes, important and amazing work.

Nov 9th, 2020

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