Being and Nothingness
14%
off

Being and Nothingness : An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology

3.94 (21,412 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , Introduction by  , Translated by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Not expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas Not expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas

Description

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. 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 and literature was immediate and was felt worldwide, from the absurd drama of Samuel Beckett to the soul-searching cries of the Beat poets. Being and Nothingness is one of those rare books whose influence has affected the mind-set of subsequent generations. Sixty years after its first publication, its message remains as potent as ever - challenging the reader to confront the fundamental dilemmas of human freedom, responsibility and action.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 40mm | 879.96g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0415278481
  • 9780415278485
  • 29,518

Review quote

'A fascinating and intriguing work providing a full-blown metaphysic backed by, and at the same time providing the basis for, a complete theory of man' - Times Literary Supplementshow more

About Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-80). The foremost French thinker and writer of the early post-war years. His books have exerted enormous influence in philosophy, literature, art and politics.show more

Table of contents

Translator's preface Introduction The Pursuit of Being Part 1. The Problem of Nothingness Part 2. Being-For-Itself Part 3. Being-For-Others Part 4. Having, Doing and Being Conclusion Key to Special Terminology Indexshow more

Rating details

21,412 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 35% (7,409)
4 36% (7,718)
3 21% (4,548)
2 6% (1,187)
1 3% (550)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X