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الوجود والعدم: بحث في الأنطولوجيا الظاهراتية

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  15,170 ratings  ·  259 reviews
Being & Nothingness is without doubt one of the most significant philosophical books of the 20th century. The central work by one of the century's most influential thinkers, it altered the course of western philosophy. Its revolutionary approach challenged all previous assumptions about the individual's relationship with the world. Known as 'the Bible of existentialism ...more
994 pages
Published 1966 by دار الآداب - بيروت (first published 1943)
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Tyler
Apr 29, 2008 Tyler rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Every Thinker
Shelves: philosophy
By far the most cold-serious work I've ever read, this opus exerts a strange power that forces you to keep reading, despite the dense subject matter and clunky English translation.

The subject is reality itself, and man's place in it. Here you have a rigorous and complete scouring of the subject, resulting in a proof of human freedom so thorough you'll never fool with hard determinism again. I have never seen the specific points shown in this book refuted by any other thinker or system.

Every asp
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Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
A few years ago I read about half of Being and Nothingness (finally!). Back in school days I thought I was cutting my philosophical teeth on Sartre and the others known as existentialists. I’m quite certain I was making most of it up. It was time to play catch-up and read Sartre’s work which I believed to have already assimilated. It evolves that I had moved quite a distance beyond Sartre’s “existentialism.” But I did not finish my reading for external reasons and it remains on my shelf for that ...more
Ryan
Sep 20, 2007 Ryan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teens
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where do you even begin?
first of all: the common subtitle "a phenomenological essay on ontology" is incorrectly translated from the french, and should read "an essay on phenomenological ontology."
undoubtedly one of the most significant books of the 20th century, and of modern history itself.
significant ideas:
1. being-in-itself: matter, existence, the world, the chair, the table, the tree. undifferentiated in itself, without essence, naked, stark, overwhelming,
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Phillip
I picked up this book in the summer of 1985. Over the next three years I read and reread it seven times. Once I realized it was going to be a multiple reading event I started varying my approach with each pass by dividing the book up into chunks and reading them in different orders. During my sixth run-through I did it backwards. I started with the last page of the book and read each page until I got to the title page. After that, I really had the content down and during the seventh I was able t ...more
Robert Riley
Well, really, Being and Nothingness is a literary tract disguised as philosophy. The many metaphors he uses to illustrate his points are not philosophical in nature, but imagistic and suggestive. There is a certain wholeness to the book, but it reminds me more of Ulysses than Heidegger. The one real philosophical idea is that of Bad Faith, which is just his super super ego working overtime. Although an important landmark for 20th century literature, it is an unpleasant book to read, and the pain ...more
Charmless
Aug 08, 2008 Charmless rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: someone who has extra time to read.
Recommended to Charmless by: Some chain-smoking Euro-wannabe
Shelves: classics
You have to deal with existentialism at some point and this book essentially gives you one of the best starts on the subject. Some people think that you'll feel like killing yourself after reading Sartre but honestly, this book had the opposite effect on me. I took it more as if Sartre was telling me that human life still has value even if there's no point in having a life.

Read it and you'll see what I mean. It takes a while to plow through it but it's worth the wait. Even before fully reading
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Isla McKetta
Verbose yet profound, I went through a myriad of emotions while reading this book. To find out how Sartre made me reconsider everything from my friendships to my relationship with truth, read a full-length essay on my blog.
Chris
I’ve taken time on ideologically heavy books before, spending sometimes an hour on a single page to make sure I really understood, but I took 5 months on this 800 page beaut. I read Being And Nothingness in conjunction with an incredibly enlightening and comprehensible book of course notes by Paul Vincent Spade from Indiana University on the subject of Sartre and B&N. See http://pvspade.com/Sartre/pdf/sartre1.... What they say about B&N is true. It was VERY difficult. Sartre uses ideas a ...more
علی
One of the most sufficient book of 20th. century. One can not think about 20th. century without naming Sartre. He had influence on very many social concepts and institutions such as human rights and freedom. His ideas changed human life in many aspects.
در سال های انتهایی جنگ دوم، وقتی سارتر در جنبش مقاومت فرانسه علیه اشغال نازی ها فعالیت داشت، این اثر را نوشت، که به عنوان مهم ترین اثر فلسفی قرن بیستم شناخته می شود. متاسفانه این اثر مهم توسط عنایت الله شکیباپور به فارسی برگردانده شده، مترجمی که ن
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Mathias
Mar 24, 2007 Mathias rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Only for the committed
Shelves: existentialism
The only time I ever passed out in my life was during the reading of this book. I actually felt and heard my brain pop and awoke on the floor next to the couch.

This is an extremely difficult text. I recall spending an entire week on just one paragraph. I still do not fully understand this work but will eventually have to revisit it to complete something I am writing on Free Will.
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
I want to make clear that my rating only expresses my enjoyment of the book and not my respect for the impact it had on Western Thought.
Marius
Iadul este... Introducerea la Ființa și Neantul :)

Adică am studiat 3 cărți doar pentru a înțelege Introducerea. Restul până la pagina 850 este relativ comprehensibil. Și extraordinar!

Foarte de ajutor mi-a fost cursul profesorului Paul Vincent Spade http://pvspade.com/Sartre/sartre.html Mi-a explicat toate conceptele și ideile de la Descartes până la Husserl, de la raționalism și idealism până la fenomenologie.

O carte ca asta citesc o dată la 5 ani.
Sophia
In Sartre’s Being and Nothingness, he promotes the existentialist outlook that existence precedes essence. It’s a view that opposes the Aristotelian quest for the meaning of something by asking after its function, and defining its virtue based on how well it performs that function. Sartre argues that although the function of something can be used to define an object, it does not define a Being in that a Being is not an object, but a subject. Unlike inanimate objects Beings are in constant flux, ...more
David Withun
This book, the Bible of modern existentialism, is one of the most difficult and yet rewarding and thought-provoking books you will ever read. There is hardly a page here which does not need to be read over and over again in order to absorb and understand the insights and ideas that are being offered. No matter how much or how little you agree or disagree with Sartre, there is one thing guaranteed: after you read this book, you will never think about your life, yourself, or the world you live in ...more
Tiger
Every ten or so pages I had to stop and do "The Chicken Dance", U know, where U flap your arms like a silly chicken at Oktoberfest and then shimmy on down!

If U want to play a fun drinking game with the book have a drink every time ol' Jean-Paul uses the word "conscious" 'cuz he is waaaayyyy into consciousness!

Mais le livre est superieure en francais, je pense!
toshie
Do you like to read words? This book has alot.
Maybe Sartre and I have a connection beyond the limits of consciousness. I think so.
This took me a very long time to digest.
i love you.
But don't take my word for it!
Jack Stephens
This book has an insaine amount of technical jargon, all made the more worse is that its translated from the French into English, so you will obviously loose something along the way. However, all one needs to do is read some introductory works on Sartre and Being and Nothingness to get that technical stuff simplified. You just gotta remember en-soi is objects within the world (the world in general) and pour-soui is human consciousness.

What I love about this book is that it sets up an existential
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Nathan Perry
"Being and Nothingness" is the principle existential text of philosophy written by Jean-Paul Sartre'. It seems to serve more as a phenomenological extension of Martin Heidegger's text on Ontology (Being and Time) rather than the common belief that it is a profound misunderstanding of Heidegger's idea's. Which ever the case may be, Sartre' produced a text which landed the philosophical lineage of existentialism on the academic map; complete with a strange train of logic, for which might not be gr ...more
Dhandayutha
The problem i have with Sartre is he have conclusion before even exploring the topic. He only explore it to affirm his conclusion.Whether it be nausea or no exit whatever his idea(conclusion) he only explore it to conclude an imaginary cul-de-sac!
Λουκιανὸς
I greatly enjoyed his re-interpretation/augmentation/subversion/whatever you want to call it of Heidegger's existential analytic, particularly his extension of the analysis to the body and to sexuality, but his sometimes flowery and rather disorganized writing style detracted from the clarity of his arguments. Nonetheless, eye-opening in many respects. As with Being and Time, Being and Nothingness is another book I'm immeasurably grateful to have tackled in a college classroom setting, as I'm su ...more
Trever
I love that I read this! I have wanted to read Being and Nothingness for years, but I didn't have the time until now (yes, it was a choice--sorry bad joke). Of course Sartre is incredibly arrogant, at times blatantly misogynistic and homophobic, and too often privileges the mind over the body, but I actually liked many of his less inflammatory ideas. I can't wait to explore feminist revisions of some of his theories, because I can see how ideas of bad faith, freedom, and existential psychology c ...more
Omar Adel
من اهم الافكار اللى لفتت نظرى فى الكتاب
عمنا سارتر شايف العنف هو اداه للتطهير الروحى
وان العنف اللى بيمارسه الوطنيين هو طريقهم لتطهير وجدانهم وان طرد المستعمرين بقوة السلاح هو علاج لارواحهم مما عانته وما زالت تعانيه من وطأةالاحساس بالقهر
وسارتر بيخلص فى النهايه ان علينا الاختيار بين ان نكون ماسوكيين او ان نكون ساديين وان تحقيق الاتزان النفسى فى الموضوع ده هو درب من دروب الخيال
يفتح الله يا عم سارتر
Jlt127
Jul 10, 2010 Jlt127 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
It was my goal to read this (en francais) last year...then before I started grad school...and now I think I'm putting it in the "finish some time in my life" category. Weighty stuff. Not to mention a lot of ridiculous language to wade through. I had trouble with the companion reader as well, so this will be a tough one. Nonetheless, I like the way it messes with my head and makes my brain hurt :)
Samer
رحلة فلسفية وجودية فكرية خصبة فيها مزيج من العبقرية والانعطاف والذكاء الابداعي ...تساؤل وتعجب أوليان ...ثم تأمل واستغراق خصبان...
كتاب سارتري بامتياز فيه زخم من الأفكار والمواضيع الفلسفية العميقة في الفلسفة الوجودية بلغة صعبة فلفهمه بشكل تام لا بد من الالمام بعلم المنطق والكلام والفلسفة استوعبت 75% من
أفكار والمواضيع الواردة وال 25% تبقى حتى تتفتح مداركي على معارف جديدة
"هل الإنسان هو ما يريد هو كأنا أم كما يريد الآخر؟"
الكتاب يضع الانسان وجها لوجه أمام وجوده الخاص بوصفه كائنا حرا يتوقف مصيره على ق
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محمد الهاشمي
هذا أهم كتاب فلسفي للمدرسة الوجودية وهو أيضا مرجع إصلاحي هام لمعاني الإدراك وتلمس الذات والكون وفهم معنى الحقيقة

سارتر في نظري أحد أهم ٥ فلاسفة في التاريخ وهو في هذا الكتاب صنع مجد حكمته وفرضياته وحجته

سيجبرك الكتاب على وضع كثير من قناعاتك في محك المراجعة والتردد
ahmed  kano
أنصح ألا يقرأه أحد إلا إذا ان متفرغا له و قرأ كثيرا فى الفلسفة كى يفهمه جيدا
Yesterday's Muse Bookstore
An important and enjoyable work.

This is the work that includes Sartre's famous cafe example, in which he is conscious of the absence of his friend, with whom he was to meet for coffee. Not only is this a great illustration of what Sartre is attempting to convey in this passage, it is an example that can completely redefine our world perspective. As Sartre points out, nearly all the stimuli we receive from the world are interpreted by the mind in terms of relationships, and often this involves ac
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Ryan Milbrath
I'm no philosophy major and have taken just a few philosophy courses. However, I've talked to numerous philosopher majors and professors. At the very mention of Sartre or existentialism there is rather elitist witty reply that serves to cut down this movement in continental philosophy. The often heard reply the "self-help" philosophy or philosophy written for the masses. I'm not quite sure I actually view these as either correct nor slight against Sartre or existentialism. After reading Being an ...more
Reed
Okay...wow. Seriously? Over 600 pages to describe the phenomenology of "being" and "nothingness" (okay, I know he covers other concepts)? What Sartre should have done, in my opinion, is publish the book with only one empty page in it - this would have probably gotten his point across. To be fair, I dig Sartre as a writer and I appreciate his contributions to philosophy and literature, but I have a hard time stomaching this stuff. For my money, Sartre's concept of "bad faith" is probably the most ...more
Josh Friedlander
Heidegger's difficult too - but he actually has brilliant content behind all the jargon.
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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.

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