William C. Hackett is Research Fellow and Lecturer in Philosophy at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne.
"Augmented by William C. Hackett's comprehensive introduction to Jean Wahl and his summary of Wahl's seminal Human Existence and Transcendence, we now have Wahl's most important writings in English. The book presents the well-known ideas of transascendence and transdescendence and, in so doing, highlights the relevance of Wahl's 'philosophy of transcendence' today. Remarkable for its anticipations of later French thought, Wahl's work provides a key to much of what remains hidden in the tradition of twentieth-century French thought." - Leonard Richard Lawlor, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Philosophy, Penn State University