The objective of this speech is to consider the potential impact of Aurel Kolnai’s essay Der Ekel (1929) on Jean-Paul Sartre’s thought, with emphasis on Sartre’s description of the contingency of existence, revealing itself in the emotional experience of «nausea» (1938-1943). In fact, critics tend to support the idea of Sartre being a reader of Kolnai’s work and, therefore, the hypothesis of an influence of Kolnai on some parts of Sartre’s philosophy. In this perspective, I argue that shapelessness and proximity to the shapeless object – considered by Kolnai as basic features of the disgusting object and disgust – are the most important characteristics of the contingency of Being in Sartre.

The 'nauseating' Being. Proximity and shapelessness revealing Contingency: the influence of Aurel Kolnai on Jean-Paul Sartre / Vasari, Giorgia. - (2018). ((Intervento presentato al convegno 5th European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions (EPSSE) - Annual Conference tenutosi a Tallin.

The 'nauseating' Being. Proximity and shapelessness revealing Contingency: the influence of Aurel Kolnai on Jean-Paul Sartre

Vasari Giorgia
2018

Abstract

The objective of this speech is to consider the potential impact of Aurel Kolnai’s essay Der Ekel (1929) on Jean-Paul Sartre’s thought, with emphasis on Sartre’s description of the contingency of existence, revealing itself in the emotional experience of «nausea» (1938-1943). In fact, critics tend to support the idea of Sartre being a reader of Kolnai’s work and, therefore, the hypothesis of an influence of Kolnai on some parts of Sartre’s philosophy. In this perspective, I argue that shapelessness and proximity to the shapeless object – considered by Kolnai as basic features of the disgusting object and disgust – are the most important characteristics of the contingency of Being in Sartre.
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