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 No Way Out

Robert C. Solomon

in Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughts

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780195181579
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199786602 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195181573.003.0007
  No Way Out

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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 characters in Hell who are forced to spend eternity together. The play explores the nature of human relationships, how people deceive one another and deceive themselves. Sartre’s conclusion is “Hell is other people”.

Keywords: No Exit; Being and Nothingness; Being-for-Others; Bad Faith; facticity; transcendence; human relationships; Hell is other people

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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