Widerfahrnisse: Dimensionen der Passivität und der Anonymität im Handlungsgeschehen

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The discussion over the befallenness (Widerfahrnis) of experience illustrates how the philosophical tradition has substantially assumed an active and conscious subject. The constitutive meaning of the pre-egoistic and passive, anonymous dimensions of perception and agency become apparent through what befalls us, what we are suffering from, through befallenness, accidentalness and events beyond our control. This article deals with the status of the sovereign subject through a critical discussion of the principles of intentionality and the constitution of world in transcendental subjectivity, showing the development of phenomenology, above all between Busserl and Merleau-Ponty, as emphasising passivity and anonymity.
ZeitschriftPhänomenologische Forschungen
Seiten (von - bis)61-85
Anzahl der Seiten25
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 2012

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