Jean-Paul Sartre, La Transcendance de l'ego [The Transcendence of the Ego]

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La Transcendance de l’ego: Esquisse d’une description phénomenologique


The Transcendence of the Ego, A sketch for a phenomenological description

] is Sartre’s first significant published theoretical work. It was written in 1934 and published in 1937, first in the review

Recherches philosophiques

and, many years later in 1965, in book form. It is inspired by the work of Husserl, whom Sartre discovered during his stay in Berlin from September 1933 to June 1934. During those years, Sartre was working on his first novel,

La Nausée



] published in 1938, and on the

short stories comprising

Le Mur


The Wall

] (1939). He had also published



The Imagination

] (1936)

in which he developed his first conception of consciousness.

La Transcendance de l’ego is a criticism of

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Citation: Malinge, Yoann. "La Transcendance de l'ego". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 October 2016 [, accessed 26 May 2024.]

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