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Between being and nothingness : sin in Jean-Paul Sartre

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This thesis argues that Jean-Paul Sartre’s early philosophy retained a recognizable inheritance from the Christian doctrine of original sin. On the standard reading, Sartre’s most fundamental and attractive idea —the idea that brought him his reputation as ‘the philosopher of his generation’ —is freedom. But, as Sarah Richmond notes, Sartre’s interest in phenomenology ‘co-existed with and was an instrument for his wish to demonstrate the existence of human freedom, and his sense ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
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Arts and Humanities Research Council
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2016-05-23

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