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The Subject in Question
Sartre's Critique of Husserl in The Transcendence of the Ego





ISBN 9780415758192
Published April 24, 2014 by Routledge
192 Pages

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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

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Biography

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.