Jean-Paul Sartre, a Profound Revision of Husserlian Phenomenology

  • Yvanka B. Raynova
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 80)


Jean-Paul Sartre is undoubtedly the one who, along with Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Emmanuel Levinas, contributed the most to the spread of phenomenology in France. While developing a phenomenology of existence or living experience, he carried out a profound revision of Husserlian thought. That revision involved three distinct dimensions, which presuppose one another and overlap, and at the same time constitute the principal stages of his philosophical evolution:
  • the phenomenology of consciousness (1933–39)

  • ontological phenomenology (1939–48)

  • phenomenology of freedom based on moral and political commitment (1950–80)

Here I am going to try to provide a broad, general outline of them because it is impossible to go into detail here.


Human Reality HUSSERLIAN Phenomenology Imaging Consciousness Philosophical Library Ontological Phenomenology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yvanka B. Raynova
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  1. 1.Institute for Axiological ResearchViennaAustria

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