"[A Commentary on Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness] represents, I believe, a very important beginning of a deservingly serious effort to make the whole of Being and Nothingness more readily understandable and readable.
Author: Joseph S. Catalano
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
"[A Commentary on Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness] represents, I believe, a very important beginning of a deservingly serious effort to make the whole of Being and Nothingness more readily understandable and readable. . . . In his systematic interpretations of Sartre's book, [Catalano] demonstrates a determination to confront many of the most demanding issues and concepts of Being and Nothingness. He does not shrink—as do so many interpreters of Sartre—from such issues as the varied meanings of 'being,' the meaning of 'internal negation' and 'absolute event,' the idiosyncratic senses of transcendence, the meaning of the 'upsurge' in its different contexts, what it means to say that we 'exist our body,' the connotation of such concepts as quality, quantity, potentiality, and instrumentality (in respect to Sartre's world of 'things'), or the origin of negation. . . . Catalano offers what is doubtless one of the most probing, original, and illuminating interpretations of Sartre's crucial concept of nothingness to appear in the Sartrean literature."—Ronald E. Santoni, International Philosophical Quarterly
Sartre's identification of the particular mode of being possessed by consciousness with nothingness thus avoids contradiction. It has also a powerful and intelligible motivation, independent from and more direct than the genetic ...
Author: Sebastian Gardner
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness marked the beginning of the rise of French existentialism in the twentieth century. In this work Sartre offers a complex and profound defense of human freedom. The topics discussed by Sartre range from traditional problems of metaphysics and epistemology to the roots of human motivation and the nature of human relationships. It is a hugely important text in a long and distinguished tradition of philosophical reflection going back to Kant. Sartre's 'Being and Nothingness': A Reader's Guide is an invaluable companion to the study of this influential philosophical text.
This new translation, the first for over sixty years, makes this classic work of philosophy available to a new generation of readers.
Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Category: Existential psychology
First published in French in 1943 Jean-Paul Sartre's L'Être et le Néant is one of the greatest philosophical works of the Twentieth Century. This new translation, the first for over sixty years, makes this classic work of philosophy available to a new generation of readers.
Within the horizon of scientific conception , which only knows being , that which is not being ( namely Being ) in any way at all can , on the other hand , present itself only is nothingness . Therefore , the lecture asks about “ this ...
Author: Martin Heidegger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
A fantastic read for any scholar or student interested in philosophy, epistemology, or ontology.
ophy would cease to be a question in order to be the consciousness of this double - faced act , of this no that is a yes ... This double relation , which the philosophy of Being and Nothingness expresses so well , remains perhaps ...
Author: Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
The Visible and the Invisible contains the unfinished manuscript and working notes of the book Merleau-Ponty was writing when he died. The text is devoted to a critical examination of Kantian, Husserlian, Bergsonian, and Sartrean method, followed by the extraordinary "The Intertwining--The Chiasm," that reveals the central pattern of Merleau-Ponty's own thought. The working notes for the book provide the reader with a truly exciting insight into the mind of the philosopher at work as he refines and develops new pivotal concepts.
The Transformation of Laozi's Idea of the Nothingness of the Dao and the Opening of an Infinite Spiritual Dimension Being and nothingness are unique categories in Chinese philosophy and their importance originated with Laozi.
Author: Guying Chen
In The Humanist Spirit of Daoism, the eminent Chinese thinker Chen Guying presents his understanding of the significance of Daoist philosophy. He conceives of Daoism as a deeply humanist way of thinking that can give rise to contemporary socio-political critiques.
Hegel structures the difference between the immediate manifestations of being and nothingness and what they mean linguistically as the difference between what being and nothingness are in their immediacy and what is meant by these two ...
Author: Shea Coulson
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Adorno's Aesthetics of Critique examines Theodor Adorno's mode of critique from the perspective of his aesthetics. This has two purposes. The first purpose is to determine the effect of the primary importance Adorno places on aesthetics in his philosophy as a whole and to determine how this primacy influences the way in which he reads the philosophical tradition. The second purpose is to understand the role of aesthetics in critical thinking generally and to reinvigorate Adorno's understanding of the subjective and objective dimensions of critique. The ultimate aim is to promote new interpretations of Adorno and to reassert his relevance for constructing effective modes of critical thinking. The book proceeds through four main chapters that focus on four different dimensions of Adorno's thought: knowledge, history, culture, and art. The first chapter uses Adorno's aesthetic theory to re-read his interpretation of Kant's subject-object dynamic. This grounds the second chapter, on history, which proceeds through an analysis of Adorno's reading of Hegel. The third chapter uses the philosophical grounding of the first two to explore how knowledge and history interact within society as fundamental dimensions of "culture". The scope and meaning of culture and its relevance for critique form the primary focus of this chapter. The fourth chapter turns to art to highlight the relationship between the critical and artistic dimensions of aesthetics in order to facilitate a dialogue between them. This serves the purpose of asserting and outlining the relevance of aesthetics for critical thought in the humanities and social sciences, which forms the crux of the book.