The Subject in Question provides a fascinating insight into a debate between two of the twentieth century's most famous philosophers - Jean-Paul Sartre and Edmund Husserl - over the key notions of conscious experience and the self. Sartre's The Transcendence of the Ego, published in 1937, is a major text in the phenomenological tradition and sets the course for much of his later work. The Subject in Question is the first full-length study of this famous work and its influence on twentieth-century philosophy. It also investigates the relationship between Sartre's ideas and the earlier work of Descartes and Kant.
Table of Contents
Husserl and the Transcendental Ego
The I and the Me
The Theory of the Material Presence of the Me^l Conclusions
Stephen Priest lectures in the Faculties of Philosophy and Theology in the University of Oxford. He is a fellow of Blackfriars Hall, Oxford and a member of Wolfson College, Oxford. Stephen Priest is the author of The British Empiricists, Theories of the Mind, Merleau-Ponty and The Subject in Question. He is the editor of Hegel's Critique of Kant and Jean-Paul Sartre: Basic Writings and co-editor (with Anthony Flew) of A Dictionary of Philosophy.