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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, 1992, ©1956.
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Sartre explains the theory of existential psychoanalysis in this treatise on human reality.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Paul Sartre; Hazel Estella Barnes
ISBN: 0671867806 9780671867805
OCLC Number: 54411819
Notes: Translation of: L'être et le néant.
Includes index.
Description: lii, 811 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Translator's preface --
Translator's introduction --
Introduction : Pursuit of being --
The Phenomenon --
The Phenomenon of being and the being of the phenomenon --
The Pre-reflective cogito and the being of the percipere --
The Being of the percipi --
The Ontological proof --
Being-in-itself --
Part one : The Problem of nothingness --
The Origin of negation --
The question --
Negations --
The Dialectical concept of nothingness --
The Phenomenological concept of nothingness --
The Origin of nothingness --
Bad faith --
Bad faith and falsehood --
Patterns of bad faith --
The "Faith" of bad faith --
Part two : Being-for-itself --
Immediate structures of the for-itself --
Presence to self --
The Facticity of the for-itself --
The For-itself and the being of value --
The For-itself and the being of possibilities --
The Self and the circuit of selfness --
Temporality --
Phenomenology of the three temporal dimensions --
The Ontology of temporality --
Original temporality and psychic temporality : reflection --
Transcendence --
Knowledge as a type of relation between the for-itself and the in-itself --
Determination as negation --
Quality and quantity, potentiality, instrumentality --
The Time of the world --
Knowledge --
Part three : Being-for-others --
The Existence of others --
The Problem --
The Reef of solipsism --
Husserl, Hegel, Heidegger --
The Look --
The Body --
The Body as being-for-itself : facticity --
The Body-for-others --
The Third ontological dimension of the body --
Concrete relations with others --
First attitude toward others : love, language, masochism --
Second attitude toward others : indifference, desire, hate, sadism --
"Being-with" (mitsein) and the "we" --
Part four : Having, doing, and being --
Being and doing : freedom --
Freedom : the first condition of action --
Freedom and facticity : the situation --
Freedom and responsibility --
Doing and having --
Existential psychoanalysis --
"Doing" and "having" : possession --
Quality as a revelation of being --
Conclusion --
In-itself and for-itself : metaphysical implications --
Ethical implications --
Key to special terminology --
Index.
Other Titles: Etre et le néant.
Responsibility: Jean-Paul Sartre ; translated and with an introduction by Hazel E. Barnes.

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