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AuthorDodd, James. author
TitleIdealism and Corporeity [electronic resource] : An Essay on the Problem of the Body in Husserl's Phenomenology / by James Dodd
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1997
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Descript VII, 160 p. online resource


In a way, the problem of the body in Husserl' s writings is relatively straightfo rยญ ward: it is an exercise in faithful description and elaboration of a sense or meanยญ ing, that of the "lived body," using the tools and methods of intentional analysis. What is to be described is nothing exotic, but a recognizable, familiar element of experience; further, it is not something limited to any special type of experience, but is ever-present, whether it is in the background or the center of attention. Thus the lived body is, in a way, the most mundane of topics in phenomenology, to be du1y noted as a matter of course--of course we should include the body in the analysis of lived space; of course the body is an element in the consciousness of other persons. Along with the obviousness of the task is the impression that, at least at the outset, the problem of the body does not appear to tax the resources of intentional analysis, forcing us to raise critical questions about the scope and limits of phenomenological philosophy. There is nothing extreme about the problem of the body-it demands neither that we discern structures of the endยญ most interior of consciousness, as does the study of "internal time consciousยญ ness," nor does it calion us to fix the sense of the normativity that constitutes the "logic" of the world by grounding it in an absolute foundation


One Alterity and Otherness: The Problem of the Body in the Cartesian Meditations -- The Alterity of the Ego and the Otherness of the World -- The โ{128}{156}Peculiar Epocheโ{128}{157} of CM ยง44: The โ{128}{156}Iโ{128}{157} As Its Own -- Inside the โ{128}{156}Iโ{128}{157} -- The Dissemination of Ownness: Appresentation, โ{128}{156}Pairingโ{128}{157} (Paarung), and Expression -- Outline of the Phenomenological Ontology of the Body -- Two Body as Res Extensa -- The Extension of Perception, The Location of Sensation -- The Phenomenological Formulation of the Problem: Comparison to Kant and Brentano -- Perspective: The Distance of Things and the Sensation of Place -- The Place of Sensation -- The Pre-Phenomenal Synthesis of the Body -- Three Body as Res Materialis -- Phenomenology and the Problem of Causality -- The Enigma of the Materiality of the Body (Leib) -- The Normal and the Suspicious -- The Reality of the Soul -- Four Body As Res Temporalis -- The Dependency of Consciousness and the โ{128}{156}Spiritโ{128}{157} (Geist) -- The โ{128}{156}Ego Questionโ{128}{157} -- Objectifying Acts and the Transcendence of the World -- The Ich-Pol -- Habits and the โ{128}{156}Iโ{128}{157} -- The โ{128}{156}Second Realityโ{128}{157} -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References

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