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Imagination

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ISBN-10: 0415776198

ISBN-13: 9780415776196

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jean-Paul Sartre

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#xE2;#xAC;SNo matter how long I may look at an image, I shall never find anything in it but what I put there. It is in this fact that we find the distinction between an image and a perception#xE2;#xAC;. L#xE2;#xAC;"Imaginationwas published in 1936 when Jean-Paul Sartre was thirty years old. Long out of print, this is the first English translation in many years. The Imagination is Sartre#xE2;#xAC;"s first full philosophical work, presenting some of the basic arguments concerning phenomenology, consciousness and intentionality that were to later appear in his master works and be so influential in the course of Twentieth century philosophy. Sartre begins by criticising philosophical theories…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 7/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Sartre is the dominant figure in post-war French intellectual life. A graduate of the prestigious Ecole Normale Superieure with an agregation in philosophy, Sartre has been a major figure on the literary and philosophical scenes since the late 1930s. Widely known as an atheistic proponent of existentialism, he emphasized the priority of existence over preconceived essences and the importance of human freedom. In his first and best novel, Nausea (1938), Sartre contrasted the fluidity of human consciousness with the apparent solidity of external reality and satirized the hypocrisies and pretensions of bourgeois idealism. Sartre's theater is also highly ideological, emphasizing the importance…    

Acknowledgements
Translators' Introduction
The Imagination, Jean Paul Sartre
Introduction
The great metaphysical systems
The problem of the image and the effort of psychologists to find a positive method
The contradictions of the classical conception
Husserl
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Review of L'imagination, Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1936)
Index