The Imaginary: A Phenomenological Psychology of the Imagination

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Taylor & Francis, Feb 27, 2004 - Philosophy - 240 pages
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A central work of Sartre's existentialismFirst and most concise presentation of Sartre's ideas of freedom and nothingnessNew translation clarifies difficult concepts and corrects inaccuracies of first translationNew introduction by an expert on Sartre's early writings and philosophy

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User Review  - John Wilson - Goodreads

Quite a detailed account of the imagination from a philosopher's perspective. Mostly comprehensible. Introduces Sartre's famous depiction of consciousness as the confrontation with nothingness. The imaginary is the non-existant but attempts to postulate being. Read full review

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User Review  - Tijmenlansdaal - Goodreads

A very intu´tive phenomenology, with lush descriptions and clear intentions. Though it never quite reaches that level of phenomenological brilliance as Husserl, it still is a fun and perhaps inspiring ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Jonathan Webber is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sheffield and a Research Associate of the Forum for European Philosophy. His research interests center on the cross-fertilization of Anglophone and European philosophy of mind and metaphysics. He earned his PhD from University College London with a study of consciousness in Sartre's early works. Arlette Elkaim-Sartre, the author's adopted daughter and literary executor, prepared this revised edition after Sartre's death.

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