1934. 50 pages, quarto, numbered 1-48, plus page 14bis and a one-page preface. Binding by Pierre-Lucien Martin, dated 1964. Black goat skin, sides with suede panels, lettered in iridescent box calf, gilt edges, chemise and slipcase. The original manuscript of Sartre's first major work, this is the final version of this text, published first in the sixteenth and last number of the review "Recherches philosophiques" (Vrin) in 1936. It shows extensive revision and re-writing, with cancelled passages and paragraphs, inserted pages, and changes showing the on-going development of Sartre's ideas. One example is the substitution of "ego" for the multiple uses of his original first person "moi" starting in chapter II. The essay marks Sartre's break with Husserl's phenomenology and the beginning of his own philosophical positions, which would be developed from this into the weighty ontology of "L'Être et la Néant". "'La Transcendance de l'Ego' (1936) argues against Husserl that the self is not an inner core of character, source of our actions, feelings, and beliefs, but rather a synthesis or construct which we falsely imagine to be such a core." New Oxford Companion to Literature in French, 1995. Fine condition. (Inventory #: 30117)
Shipping & Return Policies
APPLICABLE SALES TAX WILL BE ADDED TO ORDERS DELIVERED IN CALIFORNIA. We accept checks (U.S. funds on a U.S. bank only), money orders, wire transfers (please contact us for details), major credit cards, Paypal. Credit card payments should include full billing address. Libraries and known customers may be billed. All items are guaranteed to be as described. For returns, please contact us within 7 days. Member, Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, Professional Autograph Dealers Association.
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.