Decisions and Transformations

The Phenomenology of Embodiment

Decisions and Transformations
The Phenomenology of Embodiment
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To say that we are embodied subjects is to affirm that we are both extended and conscious: both a part of the material world and a place where that world comes to presence. The ambiguity inherent in our being both can be put in terms of a double “being in.” Thus, while it is true that the world is in consciousness taken as a place of appearing, it is equally true that, taken as embodied, consciousness is in the world.  How can our selfhood support both descriptions? Starting with Husserl’s late manuscripts on birth and death, James Mensch traces out the effects of this paradox on phenomenology. What does it mean to consider the self as determined by its embodiment? How does this affect our social and political relations, including those marked by violence? How does our embodiment affect our sense of transcendence, including that of the divine? In the course of these inquiries, such questions are shown to transform the very sense of phenomenology.

About the author

James Mensch is a full Professor of Philosophy at Charles University in Prague.  He is also a member of the Central European Institute of Philosophy. His main areas of research are phenomenology and its contemporary social and political applications.  He is the author of numerous articles and thirteen books, the most recent being Selfhood and Appearing, The Intertwining (Brill, 2018), and Patočka’s Asubjective Phenomenology: Toward a New Concept of Human Rights (Königshausen & Neumann, 2016).


Lieferzeit 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Autor/-in James Richard Mensch
Herausgeber/-in James Richard Mensch
Anzahl der Seiten 280
Sprache Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum 20.10.2020
Gewicht (kg) 0.0000
ISBN-13 9783838214351