1st Edition

Existentialist Ontology and Human Consciousness

Edited By William L. McBride Copyright 1997

    Existentialist Ontology and Human Consciousness
    The majority of the distinguished scholarly articles in this volume focus on Sartre's early philosophical work, which dealt first with imagination and the emotions, then with the critique of Husserl's notion of a transcendental ego, and finally with systematic ontology presented in his best-known book, Being and Nothingness. In addition, since his preoccupation with ontological questions and especially with the meanings of ego, self, and consciousness endured throughout his career, other essays discuss these themes in light of later developments both in Sartre's own thought and in the phenomenological, hermeneutic, and analytic traditions.

    Aquila, Richard E. Two Problems of Being and Nonbeing in Sartre's Being and Nothingness Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 38 (1977) * Barbiero, Daniel. Truth, Meaning, and Functional Understanding: A Post-Sartrean Mediation Man and World 26 (1993) * Barnes, Hazel E. Sartre's Ontology: The Revealing and Making of Being in Christina Howells, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Sartre (Cambridge University Press, 1992) * Barnes, Hazel. Sartre on the Emotions Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 150 (1984) * Baugh, Bruce. Sartre and James on the Role of the Body in Emotion Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 29 (1990) * Cannon, Betty. Praxis, Need, and Desire in Sartre's Later Philosophy; An Addendum to Existential Psychoanalysis Bulletin de la Soci t Am ricaine de Philosophie de Langue Fran aise 4 (1992) * Edie, James M. The Question of the Transcendental Ego: Sartre's Critique of Husserl Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 24 (1993) * Feh r, Istv n M. Sartre and Hermeneutics Man and World 28 (1995) * Huertas-Jourda, Jos . The Place of Les Mots in Sartre's Philosophy Review of Metaphysics 21 (1968) * Keefe, T. Sartre's L'Existentialisme est un Humanisme in Robert Wilcocks, ed., Philosophical Journal 9 (1972);Kuykendall, Eleanor . Sartre's Linguistic Phenomenology Bulletin de la Soci t Americaine de Philosophie de Langue Fran aise 4 (1992) * Laycock, Steven W. Nothingness and Emptiness: Exorcising the Shadow of God in Sartre Man and World 24 (1991) * Leland, Dorothy. The Sartrean Cogito: A Journey Between Versions Research in Phenomenology 5 (1975) * Manser, A.R. Sartre and Le N ant Philosophy 36 (1961) * Marcuse, Herbert. Existentialism: Remarks on Jean-Paul Sartre's L'ætre et Le N ant Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 8 (1948) * Mazis, Glen A. A New Approach to Sartre's Theory of Emotions Philosophy Today 27 (1983) Morris, Phyllis Sutton. * Sartre on the Self-Deceiver's Translucent Consciousness Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 23 (1992) Natanson, Maurice. Jean-Paul Sartre's Philosophy of Freedom Social Research 19 (1952) Silverman, Hugh J. Sartre's Words on the Self in Hugh J. Silverman and Frederick A. Elliston, eds., Jean-Paul Sartre: Contemporary Approaches to his Philosophy (Duquesne University Press, 1980) * Warnock, Mary. Imagination in Sartre British Journal of Aesthetics 10 (1970) * Wider, Kathleen. The Failure of Self-Consciousness in Sartre's 'Being and Nothingness' Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 32 (1993)


    William L. McBride Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University, is co-founder of the North American Sartre Society, and the first chairperson of its executive board. His most recent publications include Social and Political Philosophy and Sartre's Political Theory. He was recently named Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the French Government, and has served as Chairperson of the Committee on International Cooperation of the American Philosophical Association and as President of the Societe Americaine de Philosophie de Langue Francaise.