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Nihilism and Noesis: The Contribution of Phenomenology to the Sartrean Analysis of Flaubert

  • Hernán Neira
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 37)

Abstract

Based on principles held in common by Husserl and Sartre, namely, (1) the idea that the only origin of meaning is the activity of consciousness and (2) that consciousness is a relationship with the world, two distinct philosophical projects take form. Insofar as he is a phenomenologist, Sartre takes for granted the possibility of the existence of meaning proceeding from consciousness. However, the moment Sartre conceives of consciousness as trying to project its meaning beyond itself towards the world, he is forced to distance himself from Husserl. Sartre’s distancing himself from his master takes place in two stages: the first is the Transcendance de l’ego, and the second is the Cahiers pour une morale.1

Keywords

Ontological Structure Empirical World Eternal Return Nous Pouvons Phenomenological Ontology 
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Notes

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hernán Neira
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Paris VIIIFrance

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