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The Transcendence of the Ego

A Sketch for a Phenomenological Description

By Jean-Paul Sartre

Introduction by Sarah Richmond

Translated by Andrew Brown

Routledge – 2011 – 76 pages

Series: Routledge Classics

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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.

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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.

Name: The Transcendence of the Ego: A Sketch for a Phenomenological Description (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Jean-Paul SartreIntroduction by Sarah RichmondTranslated by Andrew Brown. ‘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...
Categories: Phenomenology, Sartre, 20th Century