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Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions

1st Edition

By Jean-Paul Sartre


78 pages

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Philosopher, novelist, dramatist and existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre is one of the greatest writers of all time. He was fascinated by the role played by the emotions in human life and placed them at the heart of his philosophy. This brilliant short work - which contains some of the principal ideas later to appear in his masterpiece Being and Nothingness - is Sartre at his best: insightful, engaging and controversial. Far from constraining one's freedom, as we often think, Sartre argues that emotions are fundamental to it and that an emotion is nothing less than 'a transformation of the world'.

With a new foreword by Sebastian Gardner.


Table of Contents

Foreword to the Routledge Great Minds Edition 1. Introduction: Psychology, phenomenology and phenomenological psychology 2. Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions I. The Classic Theories II. The Psychoanalytic Theory III. Outline of a Phenomenological Theory 3. Conclusion

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Routledge Great Minds


Myth and Meaning Claude Levi-Strauss

Relativity Albert Einstein

The Sovereignty of Good Iris Murdoch

What I Believe Bertrand Russell

Leonardo da Vinci Sigmund Freud

The Undiscovered Self Carl Gustav Jung

Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions Jean-Paul Sartre

Tractatus-Logico-Philosophicus Ludwig Wittgenstein

Letter to a Priest Simone Weil

On Dialogue David Bohm

Routledge Classics is a stable of over two hundred ground-breaking books which inspire, enlighten and provoke in equal measure. Routledge Great Minds presents ten of the best shorter works from the Classics series where some of its leading authors provide, in brief and accessible form, pithy statements of their ideas and arguments. Ideal for those unfamiliar with their work as a whole, for the time-pressed, or for the merely curious, these books contain the ideas of a great thinker in a nutshell. They are also an excellent starting point for anyone coming to Routledge Classics for the first time. Each volume includes a new foreword by a leading authority in the field.

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