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Immagine e coscienza. Psicologia fenomenologica dell'immaginazione

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First published in 1940, Sartre's The Imaginary is a cornerstone of his philosophy. Sartre had become acquainted with the philosophy of Edmund Husserl in Berlin and was fascinated by his idea of the "intentionality of consciousness" as a key to the puzzle of existence.
Against this background, The Imaginary crystallized Sartre's worldview and artistic vision. Here he pres
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Published 1976 by Einaudi (first published 1940)
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John Kulm
May 09, 2009 John Kulm rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In psychology, Sartre is sure different than the "old shaman" Jung. Being the atheistic existentialist, Sartre doesn't think we can transcend projection. In fact, since all is subjective we can only know each other through projecting ourselves onto each other.

"When will the beloved become in turn the lover? The answer is easy: when the beloved projects being loved." Actually, that quote is from Being and Nothingness. Sartre has a lot of profound things to say about love. And yet, if love is not
HuDa AljaNabi
you need a clear mind to start with this book.
the gift
if you want an introductory sartre text this is it- while he is figuring it out he writes it out. sort of like a precursor to being and nothingness. he is an excellent writer, i think his rhetorical skill serves his ideas rather than obscures, he is the easiest existentialist to read.
Lacan Nathalie
الخبرة الاستبطانية هي الأروع بلا شك في فهم كيف تتجلى الصورة ومن قبل ماهيتها وهل تعد الصورة هي التخيل بذاته وله أم هي رافد من روافد إنتاجه ...محاولة إقصار تلك المحاولة على فيزيولوجيا الجهاز العصبي سيحول علم النفس_او بمعنى أوضح_ سيبقيه في عرين العلوم الطبيعية كعلم استنتاجي لا وصفي( ينحو نحو ماهية الشيء قبل النزوع سريعا لمعرفة محصلته)
وهنا يجيء بنا سارتر و يذهب كعادته ما بين الفكرة وضدها ليخلق في النهاية دوامة لا تنتهي من التساؤلات
وعيب كل العيب أن نفترض أن علم النفس علم فوق إنساني يمكنه أن يجيب
Tijmen Lansdaal
Aug 22, 2014 Tijmen Lansdaal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-possession
A very intuïtive 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. His notion of nothingness is being developed here, in ways reminiscent of Hegel. It becomes a bit naïve - especially here, the parts on nothingness and the freedom that goes along with it are oh so odd; supposedly its crucial elements.
John Wilson
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.
Paulo Alvarado
Jun 06, 2012 Paulo Alvarado rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ficción y realidad (y sus relaciones) son los objetos de estudio existencial para Sartre, a través del retrato, el signo, los dibujos, los sueños, las obras de arte, lo imaginario.
Ginevra Scarcia
Jul 13, 2016 Ginevra Scarcia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Affascinante e originalissima teoria sull'immagine in prospettiva fenomenologica.
Jan 28, 2009 Mo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite Sartre book. A must read for artists.
Jun 03, 2011 Thomas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre, normally known simply as Jean-Paul Sartre, was a French existentialist philosopher and pioneer, dramatist and screenwriter, novelist and critic. He was a leading figure in 20th century French philosophy.

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“The only difference between image and idea is thus that in the one case, the expression of the object is confused, and in the other, it is clear. The confusion comes from this: every movement envelops in itself the infinity of the movements of the universe; and the brain receives an infinity of modifications to which only a confused thought can correspond, enveloping the infinity of clear ideas that would correspond to each detail. Clear ideas are therefore contained in the confused ideas. They are unconscious; they are perceived without being apperceived. Only their sum total is apperceived; this appears simple to us because of our ignorance of its components.” 2 likes
“One thus arrives at a curious conception of thought. Thought has no real, concrete existence, accessible to immediate consciousness, since the datum of introspection is the image. It has no universality in act, because, if it were so, one should be able to grasp it directly. But it is a potential universality that one derives from the fact that a word can be accompanied by very different images.” 1 likes
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