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The Transcendence of the Ego: An Existentialist Theory of Consciousness Paperback – January 1, 1991

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ISBN-13: 978-0809015450 ISBN-10: 0809015455

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Text: English, French (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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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  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Hill and Wang (January 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0809015455
  • ISBN-13: 978-0809015450
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #210,892 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Novelist, playwright, and biographer Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-80) is widely considered one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. His major works include "No Exit," "Nausea," "The Wall," "The Age of Reason," "Critique of Dialectical Reason," "Being and Nothingness," and "Roads to Freedom," an allegory of man's search for commitment, and not, as the man at the off-licence says, an everyday story of French country folk.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Jameson P. Ryley on September 18, 2006
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The Transcendence of the Ego is Sartre's refutation and response to the phenomenology of Edmund Husserl and his idea that a transcendental ego stands behind consciousness. Reading Being and Nothingness is tremendously aided by this short work, and the thought inside is tremendously exciting, because Sartre refutes solipsism and finally brings consciousness outside into the world. This book is highly recommended to those interested in Existentialist Philosophy.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By "bradmccall" on May 29, 2000
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The Transendence of the Ego is the heart and soul of Sartre's philosopy. It is a classic and a must for anyone who wants to delve deeper in his/her understanding of Sartre's other philosophical views. It is a wonderful thesis, more or less an expanded introduction to Being and Nothingness.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steven H Propp TOP 50 REVIEWER on June 3, 2013
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Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) was a French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, and political activist. This 1936 essay covers a number of themes which he dealt with in much greater detail in his 1943 philosophical masterwork, Being And Nothingness: An Essay in Phenomenological Ontology. He begins by stating, "For most philosophers the ego is an 'inhabitant' of consciousness... Others---psychologists for the most part---claim to discover its material presence, as the center of desires and acts, in each moment of our psychic life. We should like to show here that the ego is neither formally nor materially IN consciousness: it is outside IN THE WORLD. It is a being of the world, like the ego of another." (Pg. 31)

He states, "But it must be remembered that all the writers who have described the 'Cogito' have dealt with it as a reflective operation, that is to say, as an operation of the second degree. Such a Cogito is performed by a consciousness directed upon consciousness, a consciousness which takes consciousness as an object... Let us agree: the certitude of the Cogito is absolute... But the fact remains that we are in the presence of a synthesis of two consciousnesses, one of which is consciousness OF the other." (Pg. 44)

He observes, "I was absorbed just now in my reading... while I was reading, there was consciousness OF the book, OF the heroes of the novel, but the 'I' was not inhabiting this consciousness. It was only consciousness of the object and non-positional consciousness of itself... there was no 'I' in the unreflected unconsciousness." (Pg. 46-47) He adds, "There is no 'I' on the unreflected level.
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By Sunbird on October 13, 2014
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Deep thinking and rewarding.....if you want to spend a little time pondering beyond the mundane, this is for you.
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