The Transcendence of the Ego

The Transcendence of the Ego

This essay introduces many of the themes central to Sartre's major work, Being and Nothingness: the nature of consciousness, the problem of self-knowledge, other minds, anguish.

Author: Jean-Paul Sartre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134360185

Category: Philosophy

Page: 104

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First published in France in 1936 as a journal article, The Transcendence of the Ego was one of Jean-Paul Sartre's earliest philosophical publications. When it appeared, Sartre was still largely unknown, working as a school teacher in provincial France and struggling to find a publisher for his most famous fictional work, Nausea. The Transcendence of the Ego is the outcome of Sartre's intense engagement with the philosophy of Edmund Husserl, the founder of phenomenology. Here, as in many subsequent writings, Sartre embraces Husserl's vision of phenomenology as the proper method for philosophy. But he argues that Husserl's conception of the self as an inner entity, 'behind' conscious experience is mistaken and phenomenologically unfounded. The Transcendence of the Ego offers a brilliant diagnosis of where Husserl went wrong, and a radical alternative account of the self as a product of consciousness, situated in the world. This essay introduces many of the themes central to Sartre's major work, Being and Nothingness: the nature of consciousness, the problem of self-knowledge, other minds, anguish. It demonstrates their presence and importance in Sartre's thinking from the very outset of his career. This fresh translation makes this classic work available again to students of Sartre, phenomenology, existentialism, and twentieth century philosophy. It includes a thorough and illuminating introduction by Sarah Richmond, placing Sartre's essay in its philosophical and historical context.
Categories: Philosophy

The Transcendence of the Ego

The Transcendence of the Ego

First published in France in 1936 as a journal article, The Transcendence of the Ego was one of Jean-Paul Sartre's earliest philosophical publications.

Author: Jean-Paul Sartre

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ISBN: OCLC:1027160309

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Page: 101

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First published in France in 1936 as a journal article, The Transcendence of the Ego was one of Jean-Paul Sartre's earliest philosophical publications. When it appeared, Sartre was still largely unknown, working as a school teacher in provincial France and struggling to find a publisher for his most famous fictional work, Nausea. The Transcendence of the Ego is the outcome of Sartre's intense engagement with the philosophy of Edmund Husserl, the founder of phenomenology. Here, as in many subsequent writings, Sartre embraces Husserl's vision of phenomenology as the proper method for philosophy.
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The Subject in Question

The Subject in Question

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.

Author: Stephen Priest

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134612888

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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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.
Categories: Philosophy

Life of the Transcendental Ego

Life of the Transcendental Ego

The essays include problems in transcendental philosophy, the nature of autobiography, the validity of existentialism, the possibilities of phenomenology, as well as focused discussions of concrete issues in aesthetics and ethics.

Author: Edward S. Casey

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887061702

Category: Philosophy

Page: 217

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The Life of the Transcendental Ego presents essays by a number of distinguished writers in the continental tradition of philosophy. The essays include problems in transcendental philosophy, the nature of autobiography, the validity of existentialism, the possibilities of phenomenology, as well as focused discussions of concrete issues in aesthetics and ethics.
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The Spiritual Self and the Transcendence of the Ego

The Spiritual Self and the Transcendence of the Ego

Explore the potential relationship of quantum theories of consciousness to the nature of the spiritual self and how these are related to the neurophysiological structure of the spiritual self.

Author: William Vissen Rago

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ISBN: 9798520797975

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Page: 342

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If you think about self-awareness, it becomes apparent that there is a sense of "I-ness" that accompanies most of our conscious perceptions but not all of them. If you think about behavior, it becomes apparent that the meaning of our perceptions is what organizes and directs our behavior. Therefore, experience seems to be telling us that it is the I of self-awareness that is responsible for our behavior. So, what happens when this I is not present but behavior not only continues but is also adapted to the environment? Who is it that perceives the world at this moment, and is it this hidden entity that behaves? At its heart this is what this book is about. It begins with our behavior and says that if the I self is not present in self-consciousness, but we still behave then there must be a different form of self that perceives the world and acts according to this perception. That is, there must be different forms of self that co-exist with the I but we do not readily recognize. In questioning our experience we will recognize the presence of three phases of self, the "me" self, the "I" self (or what we know as the ego) and a third phase, the spiritual self. This book begins with these phases and discusses the implications for not only how we perceive and behave in the world but also the possibility of deeper meanings hiding in the presence of these selves. Meanings associated with the presence of the spiritual self that reach into the smallest levels of the universe to reveal the potential human being possesses to shape the world in which we live.
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The Transmission of Doubt

The Transmission of Doubt

This book presents a radical alternative to scientific materialism, the ideology of our time. Adi Da Samraj Calls us to understand and transcend the materialist dogmas and objective stance of conventional scientific philosophy.

Author: Da Free John

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ISBN: UOM:39015009322200

Category: Religion

Page: 484

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This book presents a radical alternative to scientific materialism, the ideology of our time. Adi Da Samraj Calls us to understand and transcend the materialist dogmas and objective stance of conventional scientific philosophy. He Calls us to awaken to all the dimensions of existencenot just the material dimensionin which we are living participants. And finally, He Calls us to find the Heart-position of ego-transcending love, or non-separateness in relation to all that exists.
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The Transcendence of the World

The Transcendence of the World

Examines the ideas of major figures in the phenomenological movement on the topic of a world independent of any particular awareness of it (the world of objects usually called "real"), focusing on the writings of Husserl, Heidegger, and ...

Author: Richard Holmes

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9780889202412

Category: Philosophy

Page: 110

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In The Transcendence of the World, Richard Holmes brings together some of the major figures in the phenomenological movement to help explain our experience of the world—the world meant as independent of any particular awareness of it. Focussing on the writings of Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, and Jean-Paul Sartre, Holmes delivers an accessible and coherent account of both the method and results of phenomenological analysis. He offers a critical appraisal of the works of these great thinkers and presents his own radical analyses in order to make sense of our experience of the world, and also the theory of quantum mechanics that purports to describe this world. This book will be an important resource for students and scholars of philosophy and for all those interested in twentieth-century continental ideas.
Categories: Philosophy

The Spiritual Paradox of Addiction

The Spiritual Paradox of Addiction

This book offers a series of insights and methods whereby faith may be restored and positively channeled into life-sustaining behaviors.

Author: Ashok Bedi

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN: 9780892546855

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

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Addicts and alcoholics are often highly spiritualized individuals who lack the faith apparatus to make a healthy connection with their spiritual drive. As such, they turn to negative behavior patterns to fulfill that hunger: alcohol, drugs, food, sex, gambling, pornography, social media, and dysfunctional relationships. This book offers a series of insights and methods whereby faith may be restored and positively channeled into life-sustaining behaviors. It is addressed to addicts, their families and friends, as well as interested laypeople, government policymakers, and treatment professionals. The authors include instruction in yoga and breathing exercises, meditation, and mindfulness, as well as case studies and medical guidance for detoxification.
Categories: Self-Help

The Role of Ego Autonomy in the Transcendence of Trauma

The Role of Ego Autonomy in the Transcendence of Trauma

It is hypothesized that an "autonomous ego," the idea that one's ego can have relative independence from both intrapsychic mechanisms and the external world, plays a major role in human resilience (Rapaport, 1956).

Author: Iris Song

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ISBN: OCLC:719382904

Category: Ego (Psychology)

Page: 911

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It is hypothesized that an "autonomous ego," the idea that one's ego can have relative independence from both intrapsychic mechanisms and the external world, plays a major role in human resilience (Rapaport, 1956). To do this, ego autonomy theory is analyzed in the case of Kang Chol-Hwan, a survivor of a North Korean concentration camp. Prior to the analysis, there is a review of the literature on trauma and it's psychological effects. Second, there is a discussion on the role of resiliency and how individuals are able to cope with their trauma. Third, there is a definition of the intrapsychic elements in individuals that play a role in dealing with or overcoming trauma. The fourth topic addressed is the theory of ego autonomy and how it relates to coping with trauma. The fifth topic addressed is Kang's (Kang, Rigoulot, & Reiner, 2000) case, which is introduced and analyzed according to Loevinger's (1976) stages of ego development, Bellak's (1989) categories of ego functioning, and Rapaport's (1956) theory of ego autonomy. Finally, there is a discussion of the relevancy of this dissertation to the larger psychological world as well as a discussion of tis shortcomings.
Categories: Ego (Psychology)

Path to No Self The

Path to No Self  The

This book shows how, once we have adjusted to the unitive state, the spiritual journey moves on to yet another more final ending.

Author: Bernadette Roberts

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438417509

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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This book shows how, once we have adjusted to the unitive state, the spiritual journey moves on to yet another more final ending. In our major religious traditions, the outstanding milestone in the spiritual journey is the permanent, irreversible transcendence of the self center or ego. The fact that a great deal has been written about the journey to this point means that many people have come this far. But what, we might ask, comes next? Looking ahead we see no path; even in the literature there seems to be nothing beyond an abiding awareness of oneness with God. Had this path been mapped in the literature, then at least we would have known that one existed; but where no such account exists, we assume there is no path and that union of self and God is the final goal to be achieved. The main purpose of The Path to No-Self is to correct this assumption. It verifies that a path beyond union does indeed exist, that the eventual falling away of the unitive state happens as the culmination of a long experiential journey beyond the state. The author shows that a path exists between the transcendence of the ego (self-center), which begins the unitive state, and the later falling away of all self (the true self), which ends the unitive state. As a first hand account, The Path to No-Self will be of interest to those with similar experiences, or those searching for a better understanding of their own spiritual journey. Since the journey is concerned with the effects of grace on human consciousness, the book will be of interest to those psychologists concerned with the transformational process.
Categories: Religion

Experiencing Phenomenology

Experiencing Phenomenology

Also included is a glossary of key terms and suggestions for further reading, making this book an ideal starting point for anyone new to the study of phenomenology, not only in Philosophy but related disciplines such as Psychology and ...

Author: Joel Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317241621

Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

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Phenomenology is the general study of the structure of experience, from thought and perception, to self-consciousness, bodily-awareness, and emotion. It is both a fundamental area of philosophy and a major methodological approach within the human sciences. Experiencing Phenomenology is an outstanding introduction to phenomenology. Approaching fundamental phenomenological questions from a critical, systematic perspective whilst paying careful attention to classic phenomenological texts, the book possesses a clarity and breadth that will be welcomed by students coming to the subject for the first time. Accessibly written, each chapter relates classic phenomenological discussions to contemporary issues and debates in philosophy. The following key topics are introduced and explained: the methodological foundations of phenomenology intentionality as the ‘mark of the mental’ and the problem of non-existent objects perceptual experience, including our awareness of things, properties, and events the experience of body, self, and others imaginative and emotional experience detailed discussions of classical phenomenological texts, including: Brentano's Psychology from an Empirical Standpoint Husserl's Logical Investigations, Cartesian Meditations, and On the Phenomenology of the Consciousness of Internal Time Heidegger’s History of The Concept of Time, and Being and Time Stein's On the Problem of Empathy Sartre's Transcendence of the Ego, Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions, and The Imaginary Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception. Also included is a glossary of key terms and suggestions for further reading, making this book an ideal starting point for anyone new to the study of phenomenology, not only in Philosophy but related disciplines such as Psychology and Sociology.
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The Paradox of Subjectivity

The Paradox of Subjectivity

Carr maintains that the transcendental tradition, often misinterpreted as a mere alternative version of the metaphysics of the subject, is in fact itself directed against such a metaphysics.

Author: David Carr

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195126907

Category: Philosophy

Page: 150

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Carr maintains that the transcendental tradition, often misinterpreted as a mere alternative version of the metaphysics of the subject, is in fact itself directed against such a metaphysics.
Categories: Philosophy