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    The Bodily Nature of Consciousness: Sartre and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind.Kathleen Wider - 1997 - Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
    In this work, Kathleen V. Wider discusses Jean-Paul Sartre's analysis of consciousness in Being and Nothingness in light of recent work by analytic philosophers ...
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    Overtones of Solipsism in Thomas Nagel's "What is It Like to Be a Bat?" And the View From Nowhere.Kathleen Wider - 1990 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 50 (3):481-499.
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    Through the Looking Glass: Sartre on Knowledge and the Pre-Reflectivecogito. [REVIEW]Kathleen Wider - 1989 - Man and World 22 (3):329-343.
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    Women Philosophers in the Ancient Greek World: Donning the Mantle.Kathleen Wider - 1986 - Hypatia 1 (1):21 - 62.
    This paper argues that there were women involved with philosophy on a fairly constant basis throughout Greek antiquity. It does so by tracing the lives and where extant the writings of these women. However, since the sources, both ancient and modern, from which we derive our knowledge about these women are so sexist and easily distort our view of these women and their accomplishments, the paper also discusses the manner in which their histories come down to us as well as (...)
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  5. Emotion and Self-Consciousness.Kathleen Wider - 2006 - In Uriah Kriegel & Kenneth Williford (eds.), Self-Representational Approaches to Consciousness. MIT Press. pp. 63-87.
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    Sartre and Spinoza on the Nature of Mind.Kathleen Wider - 2013 - Continental Philosophy Review 46 (4):555-575.
    What surfaces first when one examines the philosophy of mind of Sartre and Spinoza are the differences between them. For Spinoza a human mind is a mode of the divine mind. That view is a far cry from Sartre’s view of human consciousness as a desire never achieved: the desire to be god, to be the foundation of one’s own existence. How could two philosophers, one a determinist and the other who grounds human freedom in the nature of consciousness itself, (...)
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    The Desire to Be God: Subjective and Objective in Nagel’s The View From Nowhere and Sartre’s Being and Nothingness.Kathleen Wider - 1992 - Journal of Philosophical Research 17:443-463.
    This paper argues that the force and weaknesses of Thomas Nagel’s arguments against psychophysical reductionism can be felt more fully when held up to the defense of a similar view in Jean-Paul Sartre’s Being and Nothingness. What follows for both from their shared rejection of psychophysical reductionism is a defense of the claim that an objective conception of subjective reality is necessarily incomplete. I examine each one’s defense of this claim. However, although they both claim an objective conception of subjectivity (...)
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    The Self and Others: Imitation in Infants and Sartre's Analysis of the Look.Kathleen Wider - 1999 - Continental Philosophy Review 32 (2):195-210.
    In Being and Nothingness Jean-Paul Sartre contends that the self's fundamental relation with the other is one of inescapable conflict. I argue that the research of the last few decades on the ability of infants - even newborns - to imitate the facial expressions and gestures of adults provides counter-evidence to Sartre's claim. Sartre is not wrong that the look of the other may be a source of self-alienation, but that is not how it functions in the first instance. An (...)
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    The Role of Subjectivity in the Realism of Thomas Nagel and Jean-Paul Sartre.Kathleen Wider - 1990 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 4 (4):337 - 353.
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    The Failure of Self-Consciousness in Sartre's Being and Nothingness.Kathleen Wider - 1993 - Dialogue 32 (04):737-.
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    Truth and Existence: The Idealism in Sartre's Theory of Truth.Kathleen Wider - 1995 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 3 (1):91 – 109.
    Although Sartre rejects a certain kind of idealism in "Truth and Existence", I argue that a commitment to a kind of transcendental idealism remains. I explore the expression of this idealism in "Truth and Existence" and how it enhances an idealist tradition which begins with Kant. More importantly, I examine Sartre's divergence from Kantian idealism and his blending of pragmatism with idealism, in a way most similar to Wittgenstein's. Unlike Wittgenstein's idealism, however, Sartre's idealism, I argue, brings him dangerously close (...)
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    Phyllis Morris: In Memoriam.Kathleen Wider - 1997 - Sartre Studies International 3 (2):6-6.
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    Emotional Communication and the Development of Self.Kathleen Wider - 2007 - Sartre Studies International 13 (2):1-26.
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    Natika Newton, Foundations of Understanding.Kathleen Wider - 1998 - Continental Philosophy Review 31 (4):441-445.
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    The Desire to Be God.Kathleen Wider - 1992 - Journal of Philosophical Research 17:443-463.
    This paper argues that the force and weaknesses of Thomas Nagel’s arguments against psychophysical reductionism can be felt more fully when held up to the defense of a similar view in Jean-Paul Sartre’s Being and Nothingness. What follows for both from their shared rejection of psychophysical reductionism is a defense of the claim that an objective conception of subjective reality is necessarily incomplete. I examine each one’s defense of this claim. However, although they both claim an objective conception of subjectivity (...)
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  16. Emotional Communication and the Development of Self.Kathleen Wider - 2007 - Sartre Studies International 13:1-26.
    In this paper I examine the role of emotions in the initial development of self-awareness through intersubjective communication between mother and infant. I argue that the empirical evidence suggests that the infant's ability to communicate is initially an ability of the infant to share emotions with the mother. In section one I examine the biological foundations that allow infants from birth to interact with others of their own kind, focusing on the abilities which allow them to engage in emotional relationships (...)
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  17. Overtones of Solipsism in Nagel's 'What is It Like to Be a Bat?' And 'the View From Nowhere'.Kathleen Wider - 1989 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 49:481-99.
     
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  18. Phyllis Morris: In Memoriam.Kathleen Wider - 1997 - Sartre Studies International 3:vi-vi.
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  19. Sartre and the Long Distance Truck Driver: The Reflexivity of Consciousness.Kathleen Wider - 1993 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 24 (3):232-249.