Being and Nothingness

Being and Nothingness

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 existentialism...

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Title:Being and Nothingness
Author:Jean-Paul Sartre
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ISBN:0415278481
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:688 pages

Being and Nothingness Reviews

  • Ryan
    Sep 19, 2007
    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, an...
  • Tyler
    Apr 18, 2008
    One of the more 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 fre...
  • Nathan
    Feb 10, 2012
    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 whi...
  • Phillip
    Feb 17, 2012
    (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 more like a first- or third-grader sort of doping out a newspaper article that is too advan...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    May 06, 2012
    هستی و نیستی یک پیش گفتار است و چهار بخش، یک اثر فلسفی تمام عیار قرن بیستم...نقش بازی کردن ...
  • Robert Riley
    Jun 23, 2012
    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 more of Ulysses than Heidegger. The one real...
  • Chris
    Jan 09, 2013
    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 P...
  • Ian
    May 29, 2015
    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 ...
  • peiman-mir5 rezakhani
    May 17, 2016
    دوستانِ گرانقدر، این کتاب از 400 صفحه و 5 فصل مختلف تشکیل شده است و بخشهای اصلی که در این کتا...
  • Jimmy
    Jun 28, 2016
    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 nove...