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Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre
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Apr 02, 2009

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bookshelves: philosophy
Recommended to Erik by: Ann B. Ulanov
Recommended for: Sartre fans
Read in January, 1976 , read count: 1

I didn't much like this important book although one of my best friends in seminary, Pierre Farron, took it very seriously. Perhaps I simply didn't know enough to read it, not having read Heidegger yet (whom I also don't much like, even now since having read a good deal of him), not having read much Sartre either beyond some of his stories, plays and essays. In any case, his lack of system, of clear order, made him seem rather mushy to me. His plethora of examples gave me the impression that he was a paranoid, certainly someone who sees others quite differently than I. I simply couldn't relate to it.
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