First published in France in 1937, this important essay marked a turning point in Sartre's philosophical development. Before writing it, he had been closely allied with phenomenologists such as Husserl and Heidegger. Here, however, Sartre attacked Husserl's notion of a transcendental ego. The break with Husserl, in turn, facilitated Sartre's transition from phenomenology to the existentialist doctrines of his masterwork, "Being and Nothingness," which was completed a few years later while the author was a prisoner of war. This student-friendly edition of "The Transcendence of the Ego" also includes an introduction and notes/annotations by the translators.Sartre, Jean-Paul is the author of 'Transcendence of the Ego An Existentialist Theory of Consciousness', published 1991 under ISBN 9780809015450 and ISBN 0809015455.