Thus freedom is not a being; it is the being of man— i.e ., his nothingness of being. If we start by conceiving of man as a plenum, it is absurd to try to find in him afterwards moments or psychic regions in which he would be free.
 Jean-Paul Sartre, Being and Nothingness (1943). copy citation

Author Jean-Paul Sartre
Source Being and Nothingness
Topic freedom nothingness
Date 1943
Language English
Note Translated by Hazel E. Barnes