An Anguished Crack in Being

Transcending Sartre's Vision of Human Reality in Being and Nothingness

by Charles Schlee



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/31/2021

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9781664154377
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9781664154414
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9781664154360

About the Book

This book is an answer to the question with which Sartre concludes being and nothingness: how are we to understand a freedom that wants to be a freedom? One of Sartre’s most fundamental concepts is what he has called the “circuit of selfness,” our attempt to fill ourselves with being. This is how we typically live our lives. Yet a focus on filling ourselves with being is psychologically unhealthy, for it leads to bad faith and conflict. In this book, Dr. Schlee presents an alternative, psychologically healthier approach based not on filling ourselves with being but on embracing the freedom we truly are.

About the Author

Charles Schlee has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Kansas, an MBA from Rockhurst University, and an M.S. in counseling psychology from Avila University. Dr. Schlee was involved in academic philosophy for nearly a decade, then worked in information systems for over twenty years, and has worked as a professional counselor in recent years. Dr. Schlee’s lifelong interests are languages, writing, and philosophical psychology.