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Idealism and Corporeity : An Essay on the Problem of the Body in Husserl's Phenomenology : PHAENOMENOLOGICA - J. Dodd

Idealism and Corporeity : An Essay on the Problem of the Body in Husserl's Phenomenology


By: J. Dodd

Hardcover ISBN: 9780792344001
Number Of Pages: 160

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What is meant by 'body' in Husserl's phenomenology? 'Body' is a thing that is 'alive' or 'animated' ( beseelt ). In Husserl, this concept covers a wide range of phenomena. It is the condition for the possibility of the event of the arrival of someone and my being in the position to meaningfully announce this presence. It is as 'ensouled' that the 'I' speaks and is spoken to. To be 'without soul' means to be separated from the world and from other, incarnate beings. But why rely on the concept of 'soul' to understand such phenomena? Is this not a reprise of a metaphysics of the soul, one that posits the 'mental' as a unique substance, an invisible mover of things? This essay argues that the problem of the body is of central importance for Husserl's transcendental idealism . It is the key to the sense of human being as, despite its 'worldliness', something transcendent with respect to the world, thus something 'spiritual'.

Introductionp. 1
Alterity and Otherness: The Problem of the Body in the Cartesian Meditations
The Alterity of the Ego and the Otherness of the Worldp. 8
The "Peculiar Epoche" of CM [actual symbol not reproducible]44: The "I" As Its Ownp. 17
Inside the "I"p. 21
The Dissemination of Ownness: Appresentation, "Pairing" (Paarung), and Expressionp. 26
Outline of the Phenomenological Ontology of the Bodyp. 34
Body as Res Extensa
The Extension of Perception, The Location of Sensationp. 38
The Phenomenological Formulation of the Problem: Comparison to Kant and Brentanop. 40
Perspective: The Distance of Things and the Sensation of Placep. 46
The Place of Sensationp. 51
The Pre-Phenomenal Synthesis of the Bodyp. 55
Body as Res Materialis
Phenomenology and the Problem of Causalityp. 61
The Enigma of the Materiality of the Body (Leib)p. 64
The Normal and the Suspiciousp. 66
The Reality of the Soulp. 74
Body as Res Temporalis
The Dependency of Consciousness and the "Spirit" (Geist)p. 82
The "Ego Question"p. 85
Objectifying Acts and the Transcendence of the Worldp. 89
The Ich-Polp. 96
Habits and the "I"p. 103
The "Second Reality"p. 113
Conclusionp. 118
Notesp. 128
Referencesp. 144
Indexp. 148
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ISBN: 9780792344001
ISBN-10: 0792344006
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45