The Transcendence of the Ego: An Existentialist Theory of Consciousness (Paperback)
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.
About the Author
Jean Paul Sartre became the emblematic French thinker of his generation. His hugely influential writings include Being and Nothingness, Critique of Dialectical Reason, Nausea, The Words, No Exit, and The Flies.