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Existentialism and Human Emotions

by Jean-Paul Sartre

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New York: The Wisdom Library A Division of the Philosophical Library, 1957. Hardcover. Good. In Seven Sections : Existentialism.... Freedom and Responsibility... The Desire to Be God.... The Desire to Be God ( Continued )....Existentialist Psychoanalysis.... The Hole.... Ethical Implications. Decorated blue cloth book with black lettering.( 4 5/8 X 7 1/2 ) 96 pages. No dust jacket. Authored by John-Paul Charles Aymaud Sartre ( 1905 - 1980 ) French Existentialist and Marxist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, biographer, literary critic, professor of philosophy - " Father of ( one form of ) Existentialist Philosophy ". His book " Existentialism and Human Emotions " that was considered scandalous, and atheistic, when published in 1945 as the tenets of Existentialist thought . A now, 55 year-old important statement of Sartre's thoughts on existentialism.

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In this provocative philosophical analysis, Sartre refutes the idea that existentialism drains meaning from human life, by claiming that the philosophy instead gives man total freedom to achieve his own significance. Sartre’s  Existentialism and Human Emotions  is a stirring defense of existentialist thought, which argues that “existence precedes essence.” While attacks on existentialism claim that the philosophy leads to a kind of nihilistic gloom, Sartre contends that instead existentialism is the only path toward giving man meaning. Sartre ultimately argues that by the very absence of “a priori meaning,” an individual can discover and shape his or her own significance and place in the world. Sartre turns the typical nihilistic definition of existentialism on its head in this optimistic take on his best-known theory. 


  • Bookseller: oldusedbooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 00004655
  • Title: Existentialism and Human Emotions
  • Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The Wisdom Library A Division of the Philosophical Library
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1957

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