Defining imagination: Sartre between Husserl and Janet [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 4 (2):133-153 (2005)
The essay traces the double, phenomenological and psychological, background of Sartre’s theory of the imagination. Insofar as these two phenomenological and psychological currents are equally influential for Sartre’s theory of the imagination, his intellectual project is situated in an inter-disciplinary research area which combines the descriptive analyses of Edmund Husserl with the clinical reports and psychological theories of Pierre Janet. While Husserl provides the foundation for the prevailing theory of imagination as pictorial representation, Janet’s findings on obsessive behavior enrich an alternative current in Sartre’s thinking about imagination as spontaneous and self-determined creativity.
|Keywords||Husserl imagination Janet phenomenological psychology Sartre|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Stephen Priest (2000). The Subject in Question: Sartre's Critique of Husserl in the Transcendence of the Ego. Routledge.
Jean-Paul Sartre (2004). The Imaginary: A Phenomenological Psychology of the Imagination. Routledge.
Jie Shang (2007). Imagination of the Evil. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 2 (3):412-422.
Andreas Elpidorou (2010). Imagination in Non-Representational Painting. In Jonathan Webber (ed.), Reading Sartre: On Phenomenology and Existentialism. Routledge
Beata Stawarska (2002). Memory and Subjectivity: Sartre in Dialogue with Husserl. Sartre Studies International 8 (2):94-111.
Robert Hopkins (2010). Imagination and Affective Response. In Jonathan Webber (ed.), Reading Sartre: On Phenomenology and Existentialism. Routledge
Mary Warnock (1971). Sartre. Garden City, N.Y.,Anchor Books.
Beata Stawarska (2001). Pictorial Representation or Subjective Scenario? Sartre on Imagination. Sartre Studies International 7 (2):87-111.
Robert Denoon Cumming (1991). Phenomenology and Deconstruction. University of Chicago Press.
Cam Clayton (2012). The Psychical Analogon in Sartre's Theory of the Imagination. Sartre Studies International 17 (2):16-27.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads67 ( #34,008 of 1,699,828 )
Recent downloads (6 months)28 ( #22,466 of 1,699,828 )
How can I increase my downloads?