2023 Goals

 Personal

Reduce phone time

Choosing Happiness

No more meat

Try rock-climbing

Not Personal

Run a faster half marathon

Travel outside of California

Travel outside of the U.S.

Read a book a month

Run a marathon

At least 30 minutes of activity every day

Reading Being and Nothingness


Jan. 27, 2023

I started reading Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre out of interest, but was soon met with the seemingly impermeable wall that is Being and Nothingness. So, when I do not want to focus on the things I should be focusing on, we will read Being and Nothingness here. A paragraph at a time; a sentence at a time, or even a word at a time. It will all be done here. I'm excited to get started.

Introduction

In Search of Being

I. The Idea of the Phenomenon

    "The existent no longer has an 'outside'," pg.1.11.

    "An appearance refers to the total series of appearances, not to some hidden reality that siphons off all the existent's being for itself. And the appearance, for its part, is not an unstable manifestation of that series." pg.2.11-12. Once we get rid of the idea that our appearance is the face for the "inside," then the appearance becomes full positivity. Sartre's main goals in these first few paragraphs are to get rid of a duality placed on the appearance and being of man, because there is no duality, and the phenomenon is that the being is indicative of itself.

"Appearance does not hide essence but reveals it: it is the essence." pg.3.12.


II. The phenomenon of being and the being of the phenomenon

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