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The Contingent Nature of Existence and "Nausea"
Roquentin and the contingent nature of existence in Jean-Paul Sartre's "Nausea".
# 130402 | 1,250 words | 5 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Philosophy (Metaphysics) , Literature (French) , Sociology (General)

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In this article, the writer discusses that in the pages of Jean-Paul Sartre's novel "Nausea", one steps inside the troubled mind of Antoine Roquentin, historian and questioning man. As one travel through the pages, one sees him discover the deeply disturbing fact that human existence is contingent. This essay examines the significance of this journey of discovery for Roquentin.

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"Roquentin is by profession an historian. This implies that his profession entails the imposition of order and causality upon selected events. Moreover, not only must an historian develop an explanatory (not ..."

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