Drawing on history and his own rich imagination for examples, Sartre offers compelling supplements to his more formal arguments. The waiter who detaches himself from his job-role sticks in the reader's memory with greater tenacity than the lengthy discussion of inauthentic life and serves to bring the full force of the argument to life. Even if you're not an angst-addicted poet from North Beach, Being and Nothingness offers you a deep conversation with a brilliant mind--unfortunately, a rare find these days. --Rob Lightner
That would not be bad if they deleted unimportant sections.
Sartre one of our great contemporary intellectuals, a political thinker/activist (Marxist), novelist, playwright, and philosopher has here produced his Magnum Opus.
This is a very difficult read for your casual reader and even a somewhat well versed reader in Existentialism will find themselves wanting to put it down.
As you can see from the use of caps I feel strongly about this. Reading the introduction was heart breaking, I had spent $24 on this, basically through using the word 'being' a... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Callum Haycock
The paper on which the work is printed is of very bad quality.Published 24 days ago by Anica Klasan
People think that "thinkers", philosephers, etc., keep going on a tangent that is not connected to our society. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gerard J Campbell
This is the book where Sartre gives his first and most thorough explanations of Bad Faith, as well as overtly explains his ontology. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Razor
Sartre was a genius. Still even geniuses miss the mark. The main problem of man is not in the head but in the belly. Read morePublished 4 months ago by moises nadal
Sartre convincingly attacked Descarte's cogito ("I think, therefore I am") which had stood the test of time for roughly 300 years (though Nietzsche delivered a crippling blow... Read morePublished 8 months ago by MacheteJason
My half cherokee, half Irish lady love picked this book up off the coffee table, read a page or so in two or three minutes, then threw it down without a word. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Robert D. Wallace
This oversight is the most egregious. How do you forget to include the chapter on Bad Faith? Don't waste your money get the translation with the white cover.Published 11 months ago by roke
Looking for the meaning of life, reading Being and Nothingness: An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology will help. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Scott Haraburda