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الوجودية منزع إنساني

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نقدم لكم هذا الكتاب في ترجمة جديدة و متميزة ساعين إلى أن نسهم في تعريف القارئ باللسان العربي بهذه الفلسفة و رمزها.
تربط الوجودية لدى سارتر بصورة خاصة بين الحرية و الاخيار و المسؤولية ربطا يجعل تلك المعاني الثلاث كنه الوجود الإنساني أينما كان و أصلا من أصوله.
لقد تعرضت فكرة الوجودية للكثير من إساءة الفهم,وفي هذا الكتاب يوضح سارتر أفكار الوجودية التي تعلي من شأن الإرادة الإنسا
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Paperback, الأولى, 117 pages
Published 2012 by دار محمد علي للنشر و دار التنوير (first published 1946)
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Jeff The first use of that phrase is on p.20 of the edition that i'm reading:
"What [Christian and atheist existentialists] have in common is simply their b…more
The first use of that phrase is on p.20 of the edition that i'm reading:
"What [Christian and atheist existentialists] have in common is simply their belief that existence precedes essence; or, if you prefer, that subjectivity must be our point of departure."

(Yale University Press, copyright 2007; translation by Carol Macomber)(less)
Paolo Lammens In my edition, the first 20 pages were an introduction and the last 23 pages contain a discussion between Sartre and some of the questioners that chal…moreIn my edition, the first 20 pages were an introduction and the last 23 pages contain a discussion between Sartre and some of the questioners that challenged some points in Sartre's exposition. The actual content of Existentialism & Humanism (Sartre's lecture) spanned some 45 pages in relatively large print. So it could be that you have read an excerpt, or maybe the print in your edition was small enough to reduce 45 pages to 28.(less)
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Florencia
Nov 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sartre fans, Sartre detractors, philosophy lovers
Man is nothing other than what he makes of himself.
— Jean-Paul Sartre

If you're interested in Existentialism, this is the book you should dive into. You will find an energetic Sartre defending his views on many subjects. I was immediately drawn to one opinion in particular: existentialism emphasizes what is despicable about the world. I have read that before. Most people apparently want to read about beauty and bliss and puppies and all those things that are part of one side of our reality. Deny
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Ahmad Sharabiani
L'Existentialisme est un Humanisme = Existentialism Is a Humanism = Existentialism, by Jean-Paul Sartre

Existentialism Is a Humanism is a 1946 work by the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, based on a lecture by the same name he gave at Club Maintenant in Paris, on 29 October 1945.

In early translations, Existentialism and Humanism was the title used in the United Kingdom; the work was originally published in the United States as Existentialism, and a later translation employs the original title.

The
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Rakhi Dalal
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those interested in existenialism
Recommended to Rakhi by: Momina Masood
Reading Sartre’s Existentialism is a Humanism has been as arduous as it has been stimulating, for while I did try to understand his philosophy, I could also acutely discern what challenged my understanding of his work.

To begin with Sartre explains Atheistic Existentialism. He says:

Atheistic existentialism, of which I am a representative, declares with greater consistency that if God does not exist there is at least one being whose existence comes before its essence, a being which exists before
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Jasmine
Mar 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: french
have you ever noticed that when you are at rock bottom nothing makes you feel better quite as much as Sartre telling you that if your life is screwed up it's your own damn fault.
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Riku Sayuj

Existentialism is an Essentialism

This is supposed to be the only one of his lectures that Sartre regretted seeing in print. This was primarily because it became accepted as a sort of manifesto piece and thus tended to reduce the original themes. Sartre repeatedly implies that he will not admit to this essay/lecture being considered as an introduction to his philosophy. Again, this is because treating an 'explanation' as an essential component (or worse a summary) of his complex system of philoso
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Seemita
Mar 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
[Please note that the reviewer is a new entrant in the school of existentialism and is attempting to grasp the building blocks. Hence, her inferences can be basic and occasionally, vague too. Those who have spent considerable time in this school can choose to overlook this little account if so deemed fit (although I would love to have them here to elevate my understanding level). For the more tolerant and sagaciously curious, I will go about my way.]

Essentially, “Existentialism Is a Humanism” is
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Dolors
Apr 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those not afraid to question themselves
Recommended to Dolors by: Florencia
Shelves: read-in-2014
“Existentialism Is a Humanism” is the result of a transcribed lecture Sartre delivered in 1945 responding to several critiques to existentialist theories. Communist detractors accused Existentialism of being a contemplative and bourgeois philosophy that led to quietism while Catholics condemned it for emphasizing what was despicable about humanity, which induced to a hopeless and pessimistic notion of human nature.
Sartre presents his defense dissecting the concept of Existentialism in a very
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Steven Godin
In this short book Sartre provides a clear overview of the varying aspects of existentialism, clarifying each while refuting arguments against the philosophy throughout, which leaves us with a well rounded understanding of the tenets of the philosophy. It's more educational that it is enjoyable, but then one doesn't read Sartre for the thrill of it. He composes his theory, shrinks it down from the massive and better in-depth Being and Nothingness really, so it's not a bad place to start for the ...more
Elham
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: france, sartre, essay
My first exposure to Existentialism is a Humanism was in our faculty book fair when I was the second year student of engineering. I bought this book and another book Hajj written by Ali Shariati. I was totally a blockhead. I knew almost nothing about literature, philosophy, theology, God and whatever else which wasn't science. All I knew was that I was a Muslim, growing up in a religious family and society, but I always wished to choose my beliefs by myself, I mean I wish to have some well thoug ...more
Chris Shank
I have been interested in reading something by Sartre for some time, but was unwilling to waste my time with a meandering, depressing novel like Nausea (which I still might read one day); or a dry, 700-page tome (tomb!) like Being And Nothingness. To be honest, Nothingness seems hardly worth my time. It hardly seems worth anyone’s time.

THAT’S why I started this little jewel. This book was a lecture that Sartre gave in defense of existentialism to his non-philosopher auditors. He was attempting t
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Momina Masood
This is a very accessible introduction to Sartrean existentialism. Some of the most elementary and basic concepts of Sartre's system have been explained in an easy, approachable way. Basically, Katie Holmes in the super-awesome Batman Begins sums up Sartre's concerns in this book:

It's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you.

Yeah, that's basically it. Existence precedes essence entails the negation of any universal concept or idea of "human nature", and that when we come int
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Roy Lotz
A friend of mine once said something that I found very insightful: “Western people are bad at navigating the difference between nihilism and despair.” I think this comment is right on the money. For example, in Schopenhauer’s hands, Hinduism and Buddhism are transformed into an extraordinarily pessimistic and tortured philosophy. This also reminds me of Sartre.

I am hesitant to judge Sartre’s philosophy from this book. For one, it’s so short. And besides, it’s a popularization. Nevertheless, I
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Josh
Nov 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An easy read and a good introduction to Sartre’s philosophy. Here we find many of the famous catch phrases of Sartre’s brand of thinking – “Existence precedes essence”, “Man is condemned to be free” etc.

I have numerous issues with Sartre’s claims and arguments here, although, I’m sure, that is probably down to a less technical exposition in the interest of popularisation. Perhaps the solutions to the problems I see are to be found in Being and Nothingness, which I will get around to reading at
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Alain Dib
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
Existentialism is a humanism.
It was a very simple and quick read. It isn't particularly complicated and it is a must read if you would like to get into existentialism.
In fact, it's a conference Sartre gave to clarify what he means by the doctrine he names existentialism.
Existentialism is a philosophical concept which affirms that existence preceeds essence.
In short it means that man is what he makes of himself. Once he is part of the world he can be whatever he wants to be. Worse than that he ha
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Abeer Abdullah
I have a very skinny knowledge of western philosophy, I might be able to name important schools of thoughts, but will probably give you a very confused and primitive definition of each of them, so I decided to try and change that.
the current meaning (or at at least my inference of the meaning via context) of the word 'existentialism' is something like contemplating your own existence. But Sartre's ideology is actually quite different, and much less pleasant (in my opinion anyway).
in this 40 pag
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Andrew
I've been revisiting a lot of the writers I worshiped as an adolescent, Sartre among them... Sartre presents his case in Existentialism Is a Humanism with absolute clarity and purpose-- a major departure from Being and Nothingness. His main goal is to prove that existentialism is a humanism. On this front I suppose he succeeds.

But as far as building a case for why his existential perspective is a necessity, he starts to falter. I would most certainly agree that existence precedes essence. But fr
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Golshan Tabatabaie
Existentialism is humanism because it reminds man that there is no legislator but himself; that he himself, thus abandoned, must decide for himself.

To put it briefly, Jean-Paul Satre explains existentialism better than anybody else. You think you know what it is and then you read his work and you'll get reminded of its other aspects and you fall for it even more!
Life is nothing until it is lived; but it is yours to make sense of, and the value of it is nothing else but the sense that you choo
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Philippe Malzieu
It is the rosebud of sartre. A conference given in front of a hétérogenous people which he wants to seduce. An assembly very hype like at a seminars of Lacan.
There is a certain imposture has to associate humanism and existentialism. This last is naturally individualistic whereas the humanism is a collective project. Manages he to bring closer these two terms. I do not believe. And there is already this obsession to sermonizer. Sartre takes for example the german occupation and the choice of Res
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Zarin Haider
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After quite a long time I am giving a book 5 stars for Sartre's outstanding power of reasoning over and illustrating the various aspects of existentialism against the charges that have been brought against it. I am usually not the kind of person who always scribbles down the major points in her diary from the books she reads, but regarding this one, I had to.
(Nothing to say of the cover of the book, it perfectly suits.)
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Linton
A good introduction to Sartre's type of existentialism. I almost entirely disagree with his perspective but it is interesting reading anyway. M.Naville's opening arguments in the 'discussion' section is worth a read too. ...more
Xander
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is sold for (literally) 12 euro's on the internet, but is mostly stuffed with filler. The part which probably concerns readers most - Jean-Paul Sartre's defense of his existentialist philosophy against marxist, christian and humanist critics - spans only 35 pages. The introduction to this essay is almost half the length of Sartre's work, which itself is followed by a Q&A written down and Sartre's essay on Albert Camus' novel L'Étranger (1942). So unfortunately I can't really rate this ...more
André
Jean-Paul Sartre's work succinctly highlights the Existentialist thought. The work, though being challenging, presents topics about the self, consciousness, freedom, and the nature of meaning.

The first part of the book addresses the main definition of existentialism. On that point, Sartre claims that "Existence precedes essence". This means that things first exist and, then, they are given a certain value. The value, through our consciousness, determines a specific meaning. Thus, the value of a
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Dany
Sep 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Certainly, many people think that in what they are doing they commit no one but themselves to anything: and if you ask them, “What would happen if everyone did so?” they shrug their shoulders and reply, “Everyone does not do so.” But in truth, one ought always to ask oneself what would happen if everyone did as one is doing; nor can one escape from that disturbing thought except by a kind of self-deception. The man who lies in self-excuse, by saying “Everyone will not do it” must be ill at ease ...more
Ann He
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once in a while I find a philosophical piece which manages to capture more eloquently and concretely thoughts I've had but haven't really examined.

Apparently this work is known as the "existentialist bible", and though far from being complete or even rigorously argued, I find this essay an accessible and straightforward presentation of several interesting ideas (taken out of context, albeit):

1. Art and morality have in common creation and invention. (Every individual project has universal value
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Alan
Feb 21, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy, french
Broken down into two sections. The first section is the talk given by Sartre, where he describes existentialism in a sure-footed manner, referring to anguish, abandonment, and despair. But the book is worth reading for the second section, in which Sartre presents an analysis of Camus's The Stranger. His take on the novel is fascinating, and his analogies come in quite handy. This makes me want to revisit The Stranger in the near future. ...more
  LunaBel
What I really liked about this work is that it stresses the importance possibilities. Sartre agrees with Heidegger's view which suggests that we are not born smart of cowards. We are not born successful or losers. It's rather the set of possibilities that we choose that define us. We are the product of an accumulation of possibilities that we favor over others. ...more
Minh
Dec 03, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not sure how to feel about this. I enjoy reading Sartre's concept of atheistic existentialism, but once I move onto bad faith with all the jargon on facticity and transcendence, it's a little bit confusing. However, I definitely like his concept of man being condemned to be free, absence of a priori, and forlornness. ...more
Andrea
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anyone who wants to learn about existentialism should read this. After reading similar works, and having some previous knowledge of existential philosophy this book was great conclusion because it anwered most questions raised throughout the research.
The way Sartre writes is very critical and objective of his wprks and philosophy it self.
Dhandayutha
Jul 26, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
Existentialists are best known for using right ideas to come to wrong conclusions.This one is no exception.
Thomas Strömquist
A lecture and discussion probing deeper and explaining more of Sartre's philosophy. It's a short book, well worth the small effort. ...more
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