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A kérdezés, a tagadás és a semmi
Questioning, Denial and Nothing

Contribution to Sartre’s Interpretation of Nothing

Author(s): Pál Petki
Subject(s): Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy, Existentialism, Ontology
Published by: Erdélyi Múzeum-Egyesület
Keywords: Sartre; questioning; denial; nihilation; being; intentionality of questioning; dimension of answering; causality; indetermination

Summary/Abstract: Opposite to common thinking and mainstream scientific and philosophical paradigms, Sartre – in agreement with Heidegger ‒ considers nothing as “something”, the interpretation of which can only be conceived within the universality of the category of being, but which has at the same time a constitutive role in its semantic field. These two categories can only be conceived in a kind of onto-logical correlation. The present thesis proposes an interpretation of Sartre’s meaning of nothing, correlated to certain fundamental ways of man’s rapport to being, such as questioning, denial, reduction to nothing etc., conceived ontologically, based on analyses conducted in the introductory part of his work entitled Being and Nothing.

  • Issue Year: LXXXI/2019
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 8-20
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Hungarian