By Steven Churchill
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Such an understanding of the role of mental representations is rejected by Sartre in his early work on the imagination (L’Imagination, Sartre 1936, 1972a; L’Imaginaire, Sartre 1940, 2004a). There are no such things as mental images inside consciousness, and which account for our relation to objects (Moran 2000: 380). Sartre wants to avoid the opacity that is introduced into consciousness by means of such a mediation: Sartre is a direct realist. : 115, 160; Gardner 2009: 53), this is not to give these appearances any separate status as mental entities.
The foundation for Sartre’s own unitary theory of the imagination defined in L’Imaginaire as “an act [of consciousness] which aims at an absent or non-existent object as a body (dans sa corporéité), by means of a physical or mental content which is present only as an ‘analogical representative’ of the object aimed at” (Sartre 2004a: 20; 1940: 46) emerges thus in direct dialogue with relevant passages from Ideen I. That is not to deny Sartre’s overt disagreement with Husserl on the subject of the imagination, apparent especially in L’Imaginaire.
29 J E A N - PA U L S A R T R E : K E Y C O N C E P T S The 1943 opus L’Etre et le néant, subtitled “an essay in phenomenological ontology”, seeks to accomplish just that: it develops an ontological system from the perspective of phenomenal consciousness. At the same time, Sartre has definitely arrived at the point of “exhaustion” in his relation to Husserl in the 1940s, and is uncompromising in his critique of the entire methodological and categorical apparatus. DQWSDUWLFXlarly by the useless and fateful hypothesis of the transcendental subject (BN1: 233–4; BN2: 257–8); IRUQRWWDNLQJVXIILFLHQWDFFRXQWRIWKHUHIUDFWRULQHVVcoefficient d’adversité) in our immediate experience (BN1: 328); and IRUDVVXPLQJWKDWDQHLGHWLFSKHQRPHQRORJ\RIHVVHQFHVFDQOD\ hold of freedom, which Sartre identified with consciousness and regarded as the prior ground of any elucidation of human essences (BN1: 439; BN2: 461) – the last challenge ultimately entailing a shift from a phenomenological to an existentialist orientation.
Jean-Paul Sartre: Key Concepts by Steven Churchill