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TitleThe Prism of the Self [electronic resource] : Philosophical Essays in Honor of Maurice Natanson / edited by Steven Galt Crowell
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1995
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-8408-1
Descript XIV, 358 p. online resource

SUMMARY

This volume contains sOOeen essays written by his students and colleagues in honor of Maurice Natanson. The essays explore some of the diverse themes Professor Natanson has pursued through forty years of teaching and philosophizing in the tradition of existential phenomenology. Because it also includes a lengthy biographical and philosophical interview where one can find an absorbing account of Natanson's Lebens/au/in his own words, there is no need to detail that polypragmatic career here. Suffice to say that even passing acquaintance with the man and the work will reveal that Edmund Husserl's self-description holds equally of his distinguished interpreter: "I seek not to instruct but only to lead, to point out and describe what I see. I claim no other right than that of speaking according to my best lights, principally before myself but in the same manner also before others, as one who has lived in all its seriousness the fate of a philosophical existence. "l For Natanson, as the diversity of the contributions to this volume attest, such seriousness involves something other than that narrow technical vision for which a topic is the more philosophical the less it has to do with anything else. In Natanson's pages-to say nothing of his teaching and conversation-there are no men of straw but living, breathing human beings; with hirn philosophy's tentacles are ubiquitous


CONTENT

Thresholds of Melancholy -- Solipsism (Modalities of the Strange) -- Natanson on Phenomenology in Psychiatry -- Notes from the Underground: Merleau-Ponty and Husserlโ{128}{153}s Sixth Cartesian Meditation -- The Problem of Representational Adequacy, or How to Evidence an Ecosystem -- On the Intersubjective Constitution of Morals -- The Vulnerability of Reason: The Philosophical Foundations of Emmanuel Levinas and K. O. Apel -- Sartrean Bad Faith and Antiblack Racism -- Truth in the Experience of Political Actors: William James on Democratic Action -- Interpretation and Dialogue: Medicine as a Moral Discipline -- The Musicality of the Other: Schutz, Merleau-Ponty, and Kimura -- The Spirit in Flamenco and the Body in Motion: Discovering Gender Difference in the Dance -- Art as an Enclave of Meaning -- Anonymity, Alienation, and Suspension in Kafkaโ{128}{153}s Metamorphosis -- The Philosophical Framework of Sartreโ{128}{153}s Theory of the Theater -- Art and Part: Mereology and the Ontology of Art -- Appendix I: -- Alfred Schutz -- Husserlโ{128}{153}s โ{128}{156}Crisis of Western Scienceโ{128}{157} (edited by Fred Kersten) -- Appendix II: -- A Conversation With Maurice Natanson -- Maurice Natanson: A Bibliography (compiled and edited by David Royal) -- Contributors


Philosophy Aesthetics Modern philosophy Phenomenology Philosophy Phenomenology Philosophy general Aesthetics Modern Philosophy



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