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1st Edition

Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions

ISBN 9780415854726
Published August 12, 2013 by Routledge
78 Pages

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Book Description

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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