Being and Nothingness

Author: Jean-Paul Sartre

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Philosophy

Page: 811

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Sartre explains the theory of existential psychoanalysis in this treatise on human reality

Sartre's 'Being and Nothingness'

A Reader's Guide

Author: Sebastian Gardner

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Philosophy

Page: 275

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This text presents a concise and accessible introduction Jean-Paul Satre's existentialist book 'Being and Nothingness'.

A Commentary on Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness

Author: Joseph S. Catalano

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Category: Philosophy

Page: 239

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"[A Commentary on Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness] represents, I believe, a very important beginning of a deservingly serious effort to make the whole of Being and Nothingness more readily understandable and readable. . . . In his systematic interpretations of Sartre's book, [Catalano] demonstrates a determination to confront many of the most demanding issues and concepts of Being and Nothingness. He does not shrink—as do so many interpreters of Sartre—from such issues as the varied meanings of 'being,' the meaning of 'internal negation' and 'absolute event,' the idiosyncratic senses of transcendence, the meaning of the 'upsurge' in its different contexts, what it means to say that we 'exist our body,' the connotation of such concepts as quality, quantity, potentiality, and instrumentality (in respect to Sartre's world of 'things'), or the origin of negation. . . . Catalano offers what is doubtless one of the most probing, original, and illuminating interpretations of Sartre's crucial concept of nothingness to appear in the Sartrean literature."—Ronald E. Santoni, International Philosophical Quarterly

The Credo of Being and Nothingness

Author: Wole Soyinka

Publisher: Spectrum Books


Category: History

Page: 35

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"From the first African Nobel Laureate, this is the first in a series of Olufosoye Annual Lectures on Religions, delivered at the University of Ibadan in 1991. Soyinka, in his characteristically stimulating way, discusses the religions of Nigeria in their national context, and other religions from around the world. The author says ""At one conceptual level or the other...deeply embedded as an article of faith, is a relegation of this material world to a mere staging-post...then universal negation...Existence, as we know it, comes to the end that was pre-ordained from the beginning of time. Indeed, time itself comes to anend."""

The Question of Being

Author: Martin Heidegger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Philosophy

Page: 109

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A fantastic read for any scholar or student interested in philosophy, epistemology, or ontology.

Ontology and Ethics in Sartre's Early Philosophy

Author: Yiwei Zheng

Publisher: Lexington Books


Category: Philosophy

Page: 155

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At the end of Being and Nothingness, French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-80) claims that his ethics follow from his ontology and are based on it. Zheng (philosophy, St. Cloud State U.) investigates whether, and to what extent, that is true. After studying in detail the important notions in his early ontology and ethics, including some notorio

Being and Nothingness

An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology

Author: Paul-Jean Sartre

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Electronic books

Page: 688

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Being and Nothingness is without doubt one of the most significant books of the twentieth century. The central work by one of the world's most influential thinkers, it altered the course of western philosophy.

Sartre and Marxist Existentialism

The Test Case of Collective Responsibility

Author: Thomas R. Flynn

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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In this important book, Thomas R. Flynn reinterprets and evaluates Sartre's social and political philosophy, arguing that the existential ethics of Sartre's early phase is consistent with the Marxist-inspired views of his later writings. Displaying his mastery of Sartre's entire corpus, Flynn reconstructs Sartre's social ontology with its sensitive balance of the existentialist's respect for moral responsibility and the Marxist's sense of social causation. Flynn focuses on the issue of collective responsibility as a particularly apt test-case for assessing any proposed union of existentialist and Marxist perspectives. The study begins with an examination of the uses of "responsibility" in Being and Nothingness and in several postwar essays. Flynn then concentrates on the Critique of Dialectical Reason, offering a thorough analysis of the remarkable social theory Sartre constructs there. A masterful contribution to Sartre scholarship, Sartre and Marxist Existentialism will be of great interest to social and political philosophers involved in the debate over collective responsibility.

Beyond Being and Nothingness

A Description of an Existential Freedom Ethic

Author: Betina Bostick Henig



Category: Existentialism

Page: 408

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Being and Nothingness

Bea Maddock : Work from Three Decades

Author: Anne Kirker

Publisher: Qag


Category: Art, Australian

Page: 118

View: 391

"This exhibition comprises books, drawings, paintings and prints produced by Bea Maddock between 1960 and 1991." -Page 7.