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Being and nothingness : a phenomenological essay on ontology

Author: Jean-Paul Sartre; Hazel Estella Barnes
Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press : Pocket Books, 1992, ©1956.
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Drawing on history and his own rich imagination for examples, Sartre offers compelling supplements to his formal arguments of existentialism.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Paul Sartre; Hazel Estella Barnes
ISBN: 0671867806 9780671867805
OCLC Number: 28828503
Notes: Translation of: L'être et le néant.
Includes index.
Description: lii, 811 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Introduction : the pursuit of being --
pt. 1. The problem of nothingness. The origin of negation ; Bad faith --
pt. 2. Being-for-itself. Immediate structures of the for-itself ; Temporality ; Transcendence --
pt. 3. Being-for-others. The existence of others; The body ; Concrete relations with others --
pt. 4. Having, doing, and being. Being and doing : freedom ; Doing and having --
Conclusion. In-itself and for-itself : metaphysical implications ; Ethical implications.
Other Titles: Etre et le néant.
Responsibility: Jean-Paul Sartre ; translated and with an introduction by Hazel E. Barnes.

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