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Truth and Existence

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ISBN-10: 0226735230

ISBN-13: 9780226735238

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jean-Paul Sartre, Ronald Aronson, Adrian Van den Hoven

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Truth and Existence, written in response to Martin Heidegger's Essence of Truth, is a product of the years when Sartre was reaching full stature as a philosopher, novelist, playwright, essayist, and political activist. This concise and engaging text not only presents Sartre's ontology of truth but also addresses the key moral questions of freedom, action, and bad faith. Truth and Existence is introduced by an extended biographical, historical, and analytical essay by Ronald Aronson. "Truth and Existence is another important element in the recently published links between Sartre's existentialist ontology and his later ethical, political, and literary concerns. . . . The excellent…    
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 143
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Sartre is the dominant figure in post-war French intellectual life. A graduate of the prestigious Ecole Normale Superieure with an agregation in philosophy, Sartre has been a major figure on the literary and philosophical scenes since the late 1930s. Widely known as an atheistic proponent of existentialism, he emphasized the priority of existence over preconceived essences and the importance of human freedom. In his first and best novel, Nausea (1938), Sartre contrasted the fluidity of human consciousness with the apparent solidity of external reality and satirized the hypocrisies and pretensions of bourgeois idealism. Sartre's theater is also highly ideological, emphasizing the importance…    

Introduction: The Ethics of Truth Ronald Aronson
Contexts Arlette Elkaim-Sartre
Note to the Reader Untitled Pages Truth and Existence
Appendix: New Outline
Notes
Index