An Examination of Jean-Paul Sartre’s “Being and Nothingness”

This paper examines and interprets the following quote from Jean-Paul Sartre’s, Being and
Nothingness.  It is shame or pride which reveals to me the Other’s look and myself at the
end of that look. It is shame or pride which makes me live, not know, the situation of being
looked at’. It will also discuss whether the distinction between living and knowing is useful
for understanding relations to other people and will conclude with Sartre’s own description of
the duality of the self and the Other.

Being and Nothingness