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AuthorOwens, Thomas J. author
TitlePhenomenology and Intersubjectivity [electronic resource] : Contemporary Interpretations of the Interpersonal Situation / by Thomas J. Owens
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1970
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Descript VIII, 164 p. online resource


Dialogue and communication have today become central concepts in conยญ temporary man's effort to analyze and comprehend the major roots of conยญ flict that threaten our twentieth-century world. Underlying all attempts at dialogue, however, is the presupposition that it is ontologically possible for men to reach one another and to communicate meaningfully. It is to this most basic question - of the possibility and the limits of interpersonal relaยญ tionships - that various phenomenologies of intersubjectivity direct themยญ selves. Both the topic (intersubjectivity) and the method (phenomenology) are relative newcomers to philosophy and in a sense they arrived together. Ever since Descartes, philosophers have labored to explain how a subject knows an object. But not until the twentieth century did they begin to ask the much more fundamental and vastly more mysterious question - how does one subject encounter another subject precisely as another subject? The problem of intersubjectivity is thus one that belongs in a quite special way to contemporary philosophy. "Classical philosophy used to leave it strangely alone," says Emmanuel Mounier. "If you ennumerate the major problems dealt with by classical philosophy, you have knowledge, the outยญ side world, myself, the soul and the body, the mind, God, and the future life - the problem created by association with other people never assumes 1 in classical philosophy the same importance as the other problems. " Phenomenology, too, is a newcomer to the philosophical scene, especially in America


Section One Jean-Paul Sartre the Phenomenology of Loneliness -- I Subjectivity in Sartre -- II The Intersubjective Dialectic -- Section Two Max Scheler the Phenomenology of Life -- III Schelerโ{128}{153}s Concept of Person -- IV Critique of Previous Theories -- V Schelerโ{128}{153}s Theory of Intersubjectivity -- Section Three Dietrich von Hildebrand the Phenomenology of Love -- VI Encounter and Union Between Persons -- VII The Eidos of Love

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