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Truth and Existence

Sartre, Jean-Paul; Van den Hoven, Adrian (translator)

Published by University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, U.S.A., 1998
ISBN 10: 0226735222 / ISBN 13: 9780226735221
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Title: Truth and Existence

Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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FINE/FINE unread copy protected by Archival Brodart cover. Previous owners name and date on inside front end paper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000689

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Synopsis: 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 introduction by Aronson will help readers not experienced in reading Sartre."? Choice

"Accompanied by an excellent introduction, this dense, lucidly translated treatise reveals Sartre as a characteristically 20th-century figure."? Publishers Weekly

Jean-Paul Sartre (1906-1980) was offered, but declined, the Nobel Prize for literature in 1964. His many works of fiction, drama, and philosophy include the monumental study of Flaubert, The Family Idiot, and The Freud Scenario, both published in translation by the University of Chicago Press.

Language Notes: Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

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