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الوجود والعدم: بحث في الأنطولوجيا الظاهراتية

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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
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Published 1966 by دار الآداب - بيروت (first published 1943)
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Eduardo Pavez Goye I found it to be a horrible mess. I would rate it in negative starts if I could. It's just a bunch of mumbo-jumbo pretending to construct an…moreI found it to be a horrible mess. I would rate it in negative starts if I could. It's just a bunch of mumbo-jumbo pretending to construct an ontological argument and trying to "going beyond Kant", when he can't even recreate Kant's basic position. The author had never read the "Science of Logic" before writing this. If he had taken the time to do so, it would have been obvious this book had no need to be written.(less)
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Apr 18, 2008 Tyler rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Every Thinker
Shelves: philosophy
One of the more cold-serious works I've read, this treatise exerts a strange power that forces readers onward despite the dense subject matter and clunky English translation.

The subject is man's experience of reality. Here you have a rigorous scouring of the subject resulting in a proof of human freedom so thorough you'll never fool with hard determinism again. Every aspect of consciousness is traced in all its implications. After reading this there seems little more to be said about the basis i
Ian "Marvin" Graye

"This is the one!"

[The Stone Roses]

It helps to have read Heidegger's "Being and Time" before this volume that some describe as a companion, others as a critique (it's both, actually).

Heidegger writes like someone who is a reader; Sartre like someone who is both a reader and a writer. This is not to deny that Heidegger is a good writer. Just that Sartre is a better one.

Sartre wrote while Heidegger's ideas were still fresh. He agreed with many, disagreed with some, fi
Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
Feb 10, 2012 Nathan "N.R." Gaddis marked it as partial-credit  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
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
peiman-mir5 rezakhani
دوستانِ گرانقدر، این کتاب از 400 صفحه و 5 فصل مختلف تشکیل شده است و بخشهای اصلی که در این کتاب به آن پرداخته شده است، از قرار زیر است
هستی و نیستی- پدیده شناسی- ایمان و بی ایمانی- واقعیت هستی- زمان حال و آینده- جسم و روان- عشق- زبان- اشتیاق- هوس و نفرت- سادیسم و مازوخیسم
دوستانِ عزیزم، «سارتر» موضوع سنگین و پیچیده ای را برای شرح دادن در این کتاب برگزیده است و پی در پی از جایی به جای دیگر پریده است... لذا برای آنکه شما با چکیده نظریات او آشنا شوید.. س
(Update Jan. 2015) I am beginning 2015 by rereading one of my all time favorite books for the 15th time, this time in the original language. It is about time.

When I say read it in the original language it is more like a first- or third-grader sort of doping out a newspaper article that is too advanced for him. I know some of the words. I know the English translation so well that I have a good Idea of what is passing before my eyes. But it isn't really reading in the usual sense.

I am studying Fr
Sep 19, 2007 Ryan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teens
dear reader,

character limit!


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,
Ahmad Sharabiani
هستی و نیستی یک پیش گفتار است و چهار بخش، یک اثر فلسفی تمام عیار قرن بیستم
نقش بازی کردن پیشخدمت کافه، و یا «تصادف موتورسیکلت»، زنی که وانمود میکند متوجه نیست که مردی دست اش را گرفته، همه انگار مثالهایی از همین زندگی روز، رقصی میانه ی میدان، بین هستن و نیستن... ا.شربیانی
L'etre et le neant, essai d'ontologie phenomenologique, Jean-Paul Sartre
عنوان: هستی و نیستی : پدیده شناسی عالم هستی؛ اثر: ژان پل سارتر؛ مترجم: عنایت الله شکیباپور؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، دنیای کتاب، چاپ نخست ؟؟؟ تجدید چاپ پس از سی
Jan 09, 2013 Chris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 What they say about B&N is true. It was VERY difficult. Sartre uses ideas a ...more
Robert Riley
Jun 23, 2012 Robert Riley rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
I honestly believe that not even Sartre could explain some of these passages. In other words, I think they are pure nonsense. But he has written a complete philosophical system, such as it is, and that is worthy of reading. Just keep in mind the extreme difficulty. I would recommend reading his novel Nausea. It's far more interesting. But I give this five stars because it is in parts quite brilliant. And it is a necessary for any amateur philosopher.

"The reality of that cup is that it is there
Aug 08, 2008 Charmless rated it it was amazing  ·  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
David Withun
Jun 10, 2012 David Withun rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
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
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.
Oct 30, 2015 Gary rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: physical
Instead of reading this book I would strongly suggest watching the "No Exit" with Harold Pinter available on youtube written by Sartre. It illustrates a large part of his philosophy of the Other, the Look and the self. And, you'll get a hint on why Sartre doesn't work today. In addition, my favorite phrase ever and the one that I make as my own comes from that play "l'enfer c'est les autres" (hell, is others), and my second favorite is "vous ete mon bourreau" (you are my torturer).

I think the t
May 23, 2007 Ali rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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 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.
Mar 24, 2007 Mathias rated it it was amazing  ·  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.
Isla McKetta
Sep 24, 2011 Isla McKetta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Nov 20, 2008 Tiger rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Oct 12, 2007 Sophia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aya Habib
Mar 26, 2015 Aya Habib rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do you like to read words? This book has alot.
Maybe Sartre and I have a connection beyond the limits of consciousness.
This took me a very long time to digest.
What a book!
Nathan Perry
Aug 17, 2011 Nathan Perry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"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
Reed 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
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 :)
Dec 21, 2007 toshie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Oct 17, 2014 Dhandayutha rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy, 2014
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!
Rosa Ramôa
Jul 06, 2015 Rosa Ramôa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Ser homem é tender a ser Deus; ou, caso se prefira, o homem é fundamentalmente desejo de ser Deus".
Aug 10, 2009 Phil rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It goes without saying that Being and Nothingness is a quintessential book in regards to studying existentialism. Nevertheless one must keep in mind that Sartre is the only philosopher to have claimed to be an “existentialist.” Existentialism is not a system, and it is not going to be found solely in Sartre’s Opus. The range of writers – from those that were dead before the thread was acknowledged to those who denounced the classification of their own work as such but are nevertheless considered ...more
Zaman Ali
Mar 07, 2017 Zaman Ali rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
Being is about consciousness and being for itself makes being in itself and with idea this book explains a lot about being and why being for itself is important. And for knowledge of being and it's nothingness this books provide a lot for existence that's why this book is worth reading.
Jack Stephens
Mar 17, 2009 Jack Stephens rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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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“It is therefore senseless to think of complaining since nothing foreign has decided what we feel, what we live, or what we are.” 314 likes
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