Thus consciousness (of) belief are one and the same being, the characteristics of which is absolute immanence. But as soon as we wish to grasp this being, its slips between our fingers, and we find ourselves faced with a pattern of duality, with a game of rejection. For consciousness is a reflection (reflet), but qua reflection it is exactly the one reflecting (réfléchissant), and if we attempt to grasp it as reflection, it vanishes and we fall back on the reflection. Jean-Paul Sartre, Bring and Nothingness An essay on phenomenological ontology, 1957 English first edition.
Weekend Reading | Jean-Paul Sartre
Date: February 24, 2017
Author : Tommaso Maggio