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 True to Oneself: Sartre's Bad Faith and Freedom

Robert C. Solomon

in Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughts: Experience and Reflection in Camus and Sartre

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195181579
eISBN:
9780199786602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195181573.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Sartre’s Being and Nothingness is one of the great books in philosophy of the 20th century. One of the most excerpted and most discussed sections of that book is the chapter on “Bad Faith”. Sartre’s ... More


 No Way Out: Sartre's No Exit and “Being‐for‐Others”

Robert C. Solomon

in Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughts: Experience and Reflection in Camus and Sartre

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195181579
eISBN:
9780199786602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195181573.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Sartre’s No Exit is a conscientiously trite play that explores some profound truths about what Sartre (in Being and Nothingness) calls Being-for-Others. No Exit presents us with three perverse ... More


The Ascetic Ideal, Meaning, and Truth

Christopher Janaway

in Beyond Selflessness: Reading Nietzsche's Genealogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279692
eISBN:
9780191707407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279692.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter addresses three themes in Genealogy III: the role of the ascetic priest in the creation of values; the persistence of the ascetic ideal in the overvaluation of truth by modern scientists ... More


Presence and Distance

George Pattison

in God and Being: An Enquiry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588688
eISBN:
9780191723339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588688.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The chapter explores the idea of presence and its role in religious experience with particular reference to poetry, art, and mysticism. After an initial discussion of the notion of presence referring ... More


Possibility, Nothingness, and the Gift of Being

George Pattison

in God and Being: An Enquiry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588688
eISBN:
9780191723339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588688.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Classical Christian theology limits what can be known of Being by embodied beings to being that has not fully actualized its potentiality. Is our knowledge of divine Being, then, merely a possible ... More


Plato on What is Not *

Noburu Notomi

in Maieusis: Essays in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199289974
eISBN:
9780191711008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289974.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Modern philosophers often assume that Plato treats what is not merely as the privation of being and that he dismisses the idea of absolute nothingness from the inquiry altogether. Citing the way in ... More


Writing and Politics After Beckett

Patrick Hayes

in J.M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics after Beckett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587957
eISBN:
9780191723292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587957.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Coetzee's importance within the tradition of the novel lies in the way he has developed and extended the legacy of modernist writing in general, and Samuel Beckett's modernism in particular. This ... More


Nihilism and the Free Self

Simon May

in Nietzsche on Freedom and Autonomy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199231560
eISBN:
9780191716119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231560.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that a central, but usually overlooked, condition for attaining freedom in Nietzsche's sense is to overcome that most fundamental form of ressentiment: against time. Time is the ... More


God Being Nothing: Toward a Theogony

Ray L. Hart

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359625
eISBN:
9780226359762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226359762.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

God Being Nothing: Toward a Theogony challenges and contests traditional understandings of God in favor of a God in process: a God determinately unfinished. The author deconstructs and radically ... More


The Wave Function of a Godless Universe

Quentin Smith

in Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263838
eISBN:
9780191682650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263838.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the wave function of a Godless universe. It analyses the concept of nothingness, the interpretation of quantum cosmology, and Stephen Hawking's quasi-instrumentalist ... More


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