The Status of Mental Images in Sartre’s Theory of Consciousness

Southern Journal of Philosophy 24 (2):163-172 (1986)
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Sartre attacks the "illusion" that mental images are "immanent" in consciousness. After comparing sartre with husserl, I develop his view that mental images are non-Perceptual phenomena involving a relationship with something non-Present. From the impoverished, Unworldly view that results, I suggest that sartre's own view is still too attached to the perceptual analogy and conclude with the richer, Alternative view of ricoeur that imaginal fiction has a constructive role in shaping reality



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The function of fiction in shaping reality.Paul Ricoeur - 1979 - Man and World 12 (2):123-141.

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