Being and Nothingness
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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', 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.

Title:Being and Nothingness
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:688 pages

    Being and Nothingness Reviews

  • Tyler
    Apr 29, 2008

    By far the most cold-serious work I've ever read, this opus exerts a strange power that forces you to keep reading, despite the dense subject matter and clunky English translation.The subject is reali...

  • Ian
    Nov 10, 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...

  • peiman-mir5 rezakhani
    Oct 10, 2016

    دوستانِ گرانقدر، این کتاب از 400 صفحه و 5 فصل مختلف تشکیل شده است و بخشهای اصلی که در این کتاب به آن پرداخته شده ا...

  • Nathan
    Jul 28, 2013

    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...

  • Phillip
    Feb 19, 2016

    (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 langua...

  • Ryan
    Sep 20, 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...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jul 15, 2015

    هستی و نیستی یک پیش گفتار است و چهار بخش، یک اثر فلسفی تمام عیار قرن بیستم...نقش بازی کردن پیشخدمت کافه، و یا «تص...

  • 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. Ther...

  • 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 Nothin...

  • Charmless
    Aug 08, 2008

    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 Sar...

About Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre, normally known simply as Jean-Paul Sartre, was a French existentialist philosopher and pioneer, dramatist and screenwriter, novelist and critic. He was a leading figure in 20th century French philosophy.He declined the award of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has ex