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A fresh translation of two seminal works of existentialism "To understand Jean-Paul Sartre is to understand something important about the present time."--Iris Murdoch "Sartre matters because so many fundamental points of his analysis of the human reality are right and true, and because their accuracy and veracity entail real consequences for our lives as individuals and in social groups."--Benedict O'Donohoe, Philosophy Now It was to correct common misconceptions about his thought that Jean-Paul Sartre, the most ...

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Ron Townsend

Mar 18, 2008

Existentialism is a positive force

Having tried to read Being and Nothingness and failed I read this small volume and
found it interesting that Sartre calls his form of existentialism optimistic and that it
could be used by any number of different philosophies. This makes it much more
easy to accept his atheism because because there is a means to an end and that
can be the choice of man.

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