Sartre on Emotions

Robert C. Solomon

in Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughts

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780195181579
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199786602 | DOI:
  Sartre on Emotions

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Sartre’s early essay, “The Emotions”, was a frontal attack on the two most prominent theories of emotion in the early 20th century, those of William James and Sigmund Freud. This chapter examines Sartre’s arguments against James and Freud and discusses and criticizes Sartre’s own analysis of emotions as “magical transformations of the world”.

Keywords: The Emotions; emotions; William James; Sigmund Freud; phenomenology; intentionality of emotions; finalité of emotions; magical transformations

Chapter.  10479 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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