Scientific seminar “Modes of consciousness in the early phenomenological essays of J.-P. Sartre”

Scientific seminar “Modes of consciousness in the early phenomenological essays of J.-P. Sartre”

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20 May
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Kate Khan
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20 May at 16:30 MSK

Scientific purpose: to discuss the methodological and ontological foundations of the phenomenological concept of consciousness presented in the works of J.-P. Sartre.

Although the "phenomenological period" (from the mid-1930s to the early 1940s) occupies a relatively small place in Sartre's extensive intellectual biography, it was at this time that his characteristic style of philosophizing and a fundamentally antinaturalistic approach to psychic reality developed. In the early philosophical essays of this period, such as "The Transcendence of the ego" ("La Transcendance de l'Ego", 1937), "A Sketch of the theory of emotions" (Esquisse d’une Théorie des Émotions, 1939), "The Imaginary" (L'Imaginaire, 1940), the basic concepts of Sartre anthropology are also formed, such as such as "facticity", "lack", "néantisation", "active passivity". An analysis of the key themes of these works, especially Sartre's theories of emotions and imagination, will help to understand the specifics of Sartre's approach to phenomenology and the pathos of his "rebellion" against Husserl's transcendentalism.

Participants: Professors, Phd students and researchers, students and academic staff of RUDN University, Institute of Philosophy of RAS, MSU, RSUH, HSE, St. Petersburg State University, GUAP and PSU.

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Andrey Gasilin (CSc in Philosophy, scientific researcher, Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences (INION RAN)).

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