Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre
Being and Nothingness: An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology, sometimes subtitled A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology, is a 1943 philosophical treatise by Jean-Paul Sartre. Its main purpose was to define consciousness as an act of negation (a transcendence of the given world).
The 553rd greatest nonfiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 13th on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
- - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
- - The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written (Martin Seymour-Smith)