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Transcendence and the Concrete: Selected Writings

Jean Wahl, Alan D. Schrift, and Ian Alexander Moore


Jean Wahl’s influence on French philosophical thought can hardly be overestimated. About him, Emmanuel Levinas wrote that “during over a half century of teaching and research, [Jean Wahl] was the life force of the academic, extra-academic, and even, to a degree anti-academic philosophy necessary to a great culture.” And Gilles Deleuze, for his part, commented that “Apart from Sartre, who remained caught none the less in the trap of the verb to be, the most important philosopher in France was Jean Wahl.” As professor at the Sorbonne for over three decades, president of the Société Française de ... More

Keywords: existentialism, French philosophy, German philosophy, Hegel, Heidegger, Jaspers, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, transcendence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823273010
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823273010.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean Wahl, author
University of Paris

Alan D. Schrift, editor

Ian Alexander Moore, editor