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Being and Nothingness

book by Jean-Paul Sartre

Being and Nothingness: An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology is a book written by French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. Published in 1943, Being and Nothingness aimed to make certain the facts of human existence. Sartre wanted to show that free will exists.[1] It can be considered part of a type of philosophy called existentialism.[2]

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  1. Neil Levy, Sartre (Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2002), p. 111
  2. Existentialist Literature and Aesthetics, ed. William Leon McBride (New York; London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1997), p. 104