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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

ISSN 1673-3436

ISSN 1673-355X(Online)

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Front. Philos. China    2007, Vol. 2 Issue (3) : 412-422     DOI: 10.1007/s11466-007-0026-y
Imagination of the evil
Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing 100732, China;
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Abstract  Sartre s transcendence of the ego  means that consciousness is outside of the ego, that the ego is the ego of the other , and that the other is neither in consciousness nor in the ego. Sartre viewed reflection  as a pure mood rather than as the substantial carrier of mood. The strangeness and absurdity of the world emerge from this reflection. Sartre s imagination of the evil  has two aspects. On the one hand, evil  corresponds to the concept of the other, transcending the capacity for domination of the ego; on the other hand, imagination is related to the other in a broad sense, with the ability to transform philistinism  and evil  into marvels.
Issue Date: 05 September 2007
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