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But this desire is in vain, and the project of acting on it ends in failure. It is the nature of consciousness to introduce all sorts of gaps and skips into being, and, in particular, always to remain at a distance from itself. While this aspect of Sartre's philosophy is often thought to be a product of his experiences and preoccupations of the 1 940s, we find it already present in the "Intentionality" essay, where it is apparently derived solely from his investigations into the nature of consciousness: "When consciousness tries to recoup itself, to coincide with itself once and for all, closeted off all warm and cosy, it destroys itself" ( INT, 5 ) .
In other words, the tree does not present itself as existing in your mind; rather, it is given as standing out there in the world. And when we turn our attention to consciousness, we are forced to conclude, even more strongly, that the tree not only does not enter into consciousness, but "could not" do so, "for it is not of the same nature as consciousness" ( INT, 4 ) . For it is the nature of consciousness to intend objects, that is, to point away from itself and out toward the things with which it is concerned.
Unfortunately, however, Sartre does not make it very clear just how these differ ent modes of affectivity--emotions, moods, feelings, sentiments, and so forth differ from one another. 38 Phenomenology adapted than this behavior which hands me over defenseless to the danger. And yet it is a behavior of escape. Here the fainting is a refuge. Let it not be thought that this is a refuge for me, that I am trying to save myselfin order not to see the wild animal any more. I did not leave the unreflective level, but, lacking p ower to avoid the danger by the normal methods and the deterministic links, I denied it.