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Existentialism and Human Emotions by  Jean-Paul Sartre - Hardcover - 1982 - from ThriftBooks and Biblio.com

Existentialism and Human Emotions

by Sartre, Jean-Paul

Condition: Very Good


Book Sales, 1982. Hardcover. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Earlier hardcover edition published by Philosophical Library. Boards betray fading and nicks and other signs of wear and imperfection commensurate with age. Binding is tight and structurally sound. Pages absent any extraneous marks. New mylar added to ensure future enjoyment. Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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. 



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