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Truth and Existence

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Truth and Existence, written in response to Martin Heidegger's Essence of Truth, is a product of the years when Sartre was reaching full stature as a philosopher, novelist, playwright, essayist, and political activist. This concise and engaging text not only presents Sartre's ontology of truth but also addresses the key moral questions of freedom, action, and bad faith.

Paperback, 143 pages
Published June 1st 1995 by University Of Chicago Press
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Sorin Hadârcă
Mă rog, e o ciornă care nu a fost destinată publicării și totuși e nemaipomenit de ilizibilă pe alocuri. Cu atât mai mare surprinderea când dai de niște pagini foarte congruente. Probabil e o chestiune de limbaj, căci dacă stai să-l descifrezi, Sartre nu face divagații. Vânătoarea de adevăr e plină de surprize. Cea mai mare e faptul că așa sau altfel, suntem pe urmele lui, verificându-i interminabil veridicitatea. Ceea ce nu ne împiedică să optăm în mod voluntar în favoarea ignoranței căci e pos ...more
Apr 01, 2008 Paul rated it liked it
Sartre is sharp, quick, and intelligent, but I'm tempted to say that this investigation might be a little shallow. I may re-read this at some point to form a better opinion.
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Jan 29, 2014 John Wilson rated it did not like it
A very difficult read. Quite honestly, I could not make head nor tail of it.
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Too abstract for my level. However, it was rather refreshing to know about how he makes connection between truth and freedom, truth and ignorance, knowledge and freedom as well as responsibilities to know and exist. That knowledge signifies freedom and freedom signifies knowledge is rather novel an idea to me. The concept of necessary ignorance - to ignore in order to know things, to ignore as an acknowledgement of finitude of being. That our knowledge and freedom depends on others - how they pr ...more
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Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre, normally known simply as Jean-Paul Sartre, was a French existentialist philosopher and pioneer, dramatist and screenwriter, novelist and critic. He was a leading figure in 20th century French philosophy.

He declined the award of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has ex
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