Being Nothingness is without doubt one of the most significant philosophical books of the 20th century The central work by one of the century s most influential thinkers, it altered the course of western philosophy Its revolutionary approach challenged all previous assumptions about the individual s relationship with the world Known as the Bible of existentialismBeing Nothingness is without doubt one of the most significant philosophical books of the 20th century The central work by one of the century s most influential thinkers, it altered the course of western philosophy Its revolutionary approach challenged all previous assumptions about the individual s relationship with the world Known as the Bible of existentialism , its impact on culture literature was immediate was felt worldwide, from the absurdist drama of Samuel Beckett to the soul searching cries of the Beat poets.Being Nothingness is one of those rare books whose influence has affected the mindset of subsequent generations Seventy years after its 1st publication, its message remains as potent as ever challenging readers to confront the fundamental dilemmas of human freedom, choice, responsibility action.
Being and Nothingness Being Nothingness is without doubt one of the most significant philosophical books of the th century The central work by one of the century s most influential thinkers it altered the course of west
It is therefore senseless to think of complaining since nothing foreign has decided what we feel, what we live, or what we are.
One of the cold serious works I ve read, this treatise exerts a strange power that forces readers onward despite the dense subject matter and clunky English translation.The subject is man s experience of reality Here you have a rigorous scouring of the subject resulting in a proof of human freedom so thorough you ll never fool with hard determinism again Every aspect of consciousness is traced in all its implications After reading this there seems little to be said about the basis in reality o [...]
L etre et le neant, essai d ontologie phenomenologique Being and Nothingness, Jean Paul SartreBeing and Nothingness An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology French L tre et le n ant Essai d ontologie ph nom nologique , sometimes subtitled A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology, is a 1943 book by the philosopher Jean Paul Sartre, in which the author asserts the individual s existence as prior to the individual s essence existence precedes essence and seeks to demonstrate that free will exists While a [...]
IMMERSE ME IN YOUR SPLENDOUR This is the one The Stone Roses It helps to have read Heidegger s Being and Time before this volume that some describe as a companion, others as a critique it s both, actually.Heidegger writes like someone who is a reader Sartre like someone who is both a reader and a writer This is not to deny that Heidegger is a good writer Just that Sartre is a better one Sartre wrote while Heidegger s ideas were still fresh He agreed with many, disagreed with some, fine tuned oth [...]
A few years ago I read about half of Being and Nothingness finally Back in school days I thought I was cutting my philosophical teeth on Sartre and the others known as existentialists I m quite certain I was making most of it up It was time to play catch up and read Sartre s work which I believed to have already assimilated It evolves that I had moved quite a distance beyond Sartre s existentialism But I did not finish my reading for external reasons and it remains on my shelf for that eventual [...]
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Update Jan 2015 I am beginning 2015 by rereading one of my all time favorite books for the 15th time, this time in the original language It is about time When I say read it in the original language it is like a first or third grader sort of doping out a newspaper article that is too advanced for him I know some of the words I know the English translation so well that I have a good Idea of what is passing before my eyes But it isn t really reading in the usual sense.I am studying French for the [...]
dear reader,character limit REVIEW where do you even begin first of all the common subtitle a phenomenological essay on ontology is incorrectly translated from the french, and should read an essay on phenomenological ontology undoubtedly one of the most significant books of the 20th century, and of modern history itselfgnificant ideas 1 being in itself matter, existence, the world, the chair, the table, the tree undifferentiated in itself, without essence, naked, stark, overwhelming, forcing its [...]
I ve taken time on ideologically heavy books before, spending sometimes an hour on a single page to make sure I really understood, but I took 5 months on this 800 page beaut I read Being And Nothingness in conjunction with an incredibly enlightening and comprehensible book of course notes by Paul Vincent Spade from Indiana University on the subject of Sartre and BN See pvspade Sartre pdf sartre1 What they say about BN is true It was VERY difficult Sartre uses ideas and language that have long be [...]
Well, really, Being and Nothingness is a literary tract disguised as philosophy The many metaphors he uses to illustrate his points are not philosophical in nature, but imagistic and suggestive There is a certain wholeness to the book, but it reminds me of Ulysses than Heidegger The one real philosophical idea is that of Bad Faith, which is just his super super ego working overtime Although an important landmark for 20th century literature, it is an unpleasant book to read, and the pain is not [...]
You have to deal with existentialism at some point and this book essentially gives you one of the best starts on the subject Some people think that you ll feel like killing yourself after reading Sartre but honestly, this book had the opposite effect on me I took it as if Sartre was telling me that human life still has value even if there s no point in having a life Read it and you ll see what I mean It takes a while to plow through it but it s worth the wait Even before fully reading it, you l [...]
Instead of reading this book I would strongly suggest watching the No Exit with Harold Pinter available on youtube written by Sartre It illustrates a large part of his philosophy of the Other, the Look and the self And, you ll get a hint on why Sartre doesn t work today In addition, my favorite phrase ever and the one that I make as my own comes from that play l enfer c est les autres hell, is others , and my second favorite is vous ete mon bourreau you are my torturer I think the three ugliest [...]
I honestly believe that not even Sartre could explain some of these passages In other words, I think they are pure nonsense But he has written a complete philosophical system, such as it is, and that is worthy of reading Just keep in mind the extreme difficulty I would recommend reading his novel Nausea It s far interesting But I give this five stars because it is in parts quite brilliant And it is a necessary for any amateur philosopher The reality of that cup is that it is there and that it i [...]
This book, the Bible of modern existentialism, is one of the most difficult and yet rewarding and thought provoking books you will ever read There is hardly a page here which does not need to be read over and over again in order to absorb and understand the insights and ideas that are being offered No matter how much or how little you agree or disagree with Sartre, there is one thing guaranteed after you read this book, you will never think about your life, yourself, or the world you live in the [...]
I want to make clear that my rating only expresses my enjoyment of the book and not my respect for the impact it had on Western Thought.
One of the most sufficient book of 20th century One can not think about 20th century without naming Sartre He had influence on very many social concepts and institutions such as human rights and freedom His ideas changed human life in many aspects author_blog_
Iadul este Introducerea la Fiin a i Neantul Adic am studiat 3 c r i doar pentru a n elege Introducerea Restul p n la pagina 850 este relativ comprehensibil i extraordinar Foarte de ajutor mi a fost cursul profesorului Paul Vincent Spade pvspade Sartre sartreml Mi a explicat toate conceptele i ideile de la Descartes p n la Husserl, de la ra ionalism i idealism p n la fenomenologie.O carte ca asta citesc o dat la 5 ani.
The only time I ever passed out in my life was during the reading of this book I actually felt and heard my brain pop and awoke on the floor next to the couch.This is an extremely difficult text I recall spending an entire week on just one paragraph I still do not fully understand this work but will eventually have to revisit it to complete something I am writing on Free Will.
Verbose yet profound, I went through a myriad of emotions while reading this book To find out how Sartre made me reconsider everything from my friendships to my relationship with truth, read a full length essay on my blog.
Every ten or so pages I had to stop and do The Chicken Dance , U know, where U flap your arms like a silly chicken at Oktoberfest and then shimmy on down If U want to play a fun drinking game with the book have a drink every time ol Jean Paul uses the word conscious cuz he is waaaayyyy into consciousness Mais le livre est superieure en francais, je pense
Being and Nothingness is the principle existential text of philosophy written by Jean Paul Sartre It seems to serve as a phenomenological extension of Martin Heidegger s text on Ontology Being and Time rather than the common belief that it is a profound misunderstanding of Heidegger s idea s Which ever the case may be, Sartre produced a text which landed the philosophical lineage of existentialism on the academic map complete with a strange train of logic, for which might not be grasped at all, [...]
In Sartre s Being and Nothingness, he promotes the existentialist outlook that existence precedes essence It s a view that opposes the Aristotelian quest for the meaning of something by asking after its function, and defining its virtue based on how well it performs that function Sartre argues that although the function of something can be used to define an object, it does not define a Being in that a Being is not an object, but a subject Unlike inanimate objects Beings are in constant flux, in [...]
Do you like to read words This book has alot.Maybe Sartre and I have a connection beyond the limits of consciousness.This took me a very long time to digest.What a book
It goes without saying that Being and Nothingness is a quintessential book in regards to studying existentialism Nevertheless one must keep in mind that Sartre is the only philosopher to have claimed to be an existentialist Existentialism is not a system, and it is not going to be found solely in Sartre s Opus The range of writers from those that were dead before the thread was acknowledged to those who denounced the classification of their own work as such but are nevertheless considered to be [...]
Okaywow Seriously Over 600 pages to describe the phenomenology of being and nothingness okay, I know he covers other concepts What Sartre should have done, in my opinion, is publish the book with only one empty page in it this would have probably gotten his point across To be fair, I dig Sartre as a writer and I appreciate his contributions to philosophy and literature, but I have a hard time stomaching this stuff For my money, Sartre s concept of bad faith is probably the most interesting part [...]
It was my goal to read this en francais last yearen before I started grad schoold now I think I m putting it in the finish some time in my life category Weighty stuff Not to mention a lot of ridiculous language to wade through I had trouble with the companion reader as well, so this will be a tough one Nonetheless, I like the way it messes with my head and makes my brain hurt
Do you like to read words This book has alot.Maybe Sartre and I have a connection beyond the limits of consciousness I think so.This took me a very long time to digest.i love you But don t take my word for it
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I am editing my review of this work It has been a while since I read it, and upon further reflection I don t feel that I gave the work the due diligence it deserves.This work is a very important one Perhaps not for what it purports to be, but surely for some of the thoughts that spring from within its weighty girth Sure, it s not strictly philosophical what is I think we are beyond such naive ideas.Bad faith is an important concept to keep in mind, as it has important implications for each of ou [...]