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Transcendence of Ego: An Existentialist Theory of Consciousness
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Transcendence of Ego: An Existentialist Theory of Consciousness

by Jean-Paul Sartre, Robert Kirkpatrick (Introduction), Forrest Williams (Introduction)
 

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First published in France in 1937, this important essay marked a turning point in Sartre's philosophical development. Before writing it, he had been closely allied with phenomenologists such as Husserl and Heidegger. Here, however, Sartre attacked Husserl's notion of a transcendental ego. The break with Husserl, in turn, facilitated Sartre's transition from

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First published in France in 1937, this important essay marked a turning point in Sartre's philosophical development. Before writing it, he had been closely allied with phenomenologists such as Husserl and Heidegger. Here, however, Sartre attacked Husserl's notion of a transcendental ego. The break with Husserl, in turn, facilitated Sartre's transition from phenomenology to the existentialist doctrines of his masterwork, Being and Nothingness, which was completed a few years later while the author was a prisoner of war.

This student-friendly edition of The Transcendence of the Ego also includes an introduction and notes/annotations by the translators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809015450
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
01/01/1991
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
855,733
Product dimensions:
6.86(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.38(d)

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Meet the Author

Jean-Paul Sartre—novelist, essayist, playwright, and philosopher—was France's leading existentialist. Among his most famous works are the novel Nausea, the play No Exit, and the philosophical treatise Being and Nothingness.

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