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 147th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 13th on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  2. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  3. - The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written (Martin Seymour-Smith)
  4. - The New York Public Library's Books of the Century (New York Public Library)

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Being and Nothingness Paperback 8978 $8.79 $5.85 1993
Being and Nothingness: An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology (Routledge Classics) Paperback 1605934 $15.70 $11.59 2003
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