The Transcendence of the Ego

The Transcendence of the Ego : A Sketch for a Phenomenological Description

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'I should like to show here that the Ego is neither formally or materially in consciousness: it is outside, in the world.' Jean-Paul Sartre The Transcendence of the Ego is one of Jean-Paul Sartre's earliest philosophical publications and essential for understanding the trajectory of his work as a whole. When it first appeared in France in 1937 Sartre was still largely unknown, working as a school teacher in a provincial French town. Attacking prevailing philosophical theories head on, Sartre offers a brilliant and radical account of the self as a product of consciousness, situated in the world. He introduces many of the themes central to his major work, Being and Nothingness: the nature of consciousness, the problem of self-knowledge, other minds, and anguish. This translation includes a thorough and illuminating introduction by Sarah Richmond, placing Sartre's essay in its philosophical and historical context. Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980). The foremost French thinker and writer of the early post-war years. His books, which include Being and Nothingness, Nausea, The Age of Reason and No Exit have exerted enormous influence in philosophy, literature, politics and drama.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 104 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 227g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138834750
  • 9781138834750

About Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980). The foremost French thinker and writer of the early post-war years. His books, which include Being and Nothingness, Nausea, The Age of Reason and No Exit have exerted enormous influence in philosophy, literature, politics and drama.show more

Table of contents

Introduction by Sarah Richmond 1. The I and the me 2. The constitution of the Ego Conclusion Notes Indexshow more

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