Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre

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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).

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