Sartre's 'Being and Nothingness': A Reader's Guide (Reader's Guides) (Paperback)

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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 defence 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 study of this influential philosophical text, offering guidance on: Philosophical and historical context Key themes Reading the text Reception and influence Further reading.

About the Author

Sebastian Gardner is Professor of Philosophy at University College London, where he lectures on Sartre. His previous publications include the Routledge Guidebook on Kant and the Critique of Pure Reason.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780826474698
ISBN-10: 0826474691
Publisher: Continnuum-3PL
Publication Date: February 26th, 2009
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Reader's Guides