Friday, February 6, 2009

Old Sartre Entry

A few years ago I provided the wikipedia entry for Jean-Paul Sartre's book The Transcendence of the Ego.

The Transcendence of the Ego is a philosophical and psychological essay written by Jean-Paul Sartre in 1937. The essay demonstrates Sartre’s transition from traditional phenomenological thinking and most notably his break from Edmund Husserl’s school of thought. This transition is more apparent after Sartre’s military service from 1939 where we observe a rather more sympathetic view of being in the world, a topic that is detailed upon in much greater detail in his 1943 work L’Etre et le NĂ©ant. It is precisely this essay that begins Sartre’s study and hybridisation of phenomenology and ontology. (Read on)

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