Posts Tagged ‘ intersubjectivity ’

Phenomenological community versus solipsism

Jan 29th, 2015 | By

Follow the link to my preface to Ferrarello’s book, “Phenomenology of Intersubjectivity and Values in Edmund Husserl.” In this short essay I turn to Husserl’s vision of phenomenology as “wakeful communalization” that must be shared in order to transcend a merely private reflection: Applebaum (2014) Preface to Phenomenology of Intersubjectivity and Values in Edmund Husserl



Phenomenology as dialogue: A researcher’s reflection

Aug 1st, 2013 | By

The way we creatively embody and express the traditions we inherit, whether philosophical or psychological, is inevitably shaped by our own history, background, and values. In my case, before I began my study of phenomenology I had already worked as a teacher and counselor. I’ve been a teacher of one kind or another since I

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Reading Badiou’s Ethics

Jun 1st, 2013 | By

This morning I’m rereading bits of Alain Badiou’s beautiful book Ethics (L’éthique: Essai sur la conscience du mal). I’m struck again by how revelatory this text is on such a range of issues, and how useful for a renewed psychology, at the same time. I mentioned to a friend recently that Badiou’s discussion of becoming-a-subject

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Dialogue and a tanka

Apr 12th, 2013 | By

Merleau-Ponty (1993) wrote, “For the speaker no less than for the listener, language is definitely something other than a technique for ciphering or deciphering ready-made significations” (p. 80). He is ever insistent that being-in-the-world is an embodied event, an ongoing discovery, and he relentlessly examines the ways in which experiences are given to us, prior

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Akihiro Yoshida: Tamamushi-iro-no expressions

Feb 21st, 2013 | By

Here is a link to a beautiful essay of Akihiro Yoshida’s, On Tamamushi-iro Expression: A Phenomenological Explication of Tamamushi-iro-no (Intendedly Ambiguous) Expressive Acts. Dr. Yoshida is Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo, and Professor of Psychology, Shukutoku University. In Japanese, he writes, tamamushi-iro-no expressions are those that, when spoken, lend themselves to multiple differing interpretations by the one to whom they

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Englander: Empathy Training and the Primacy of the Other

Oct 15th, 2012 | By

Earlier this year I was invited to Volvo’s headquarters in Sweden to pilot my phenomenologically-based empathy training–afterwards, organizational consultants began to take an interest in what I was doing. Ahrenfelt, a well-known corporate consulting firm, invited me to give a talk at their yearly meeting in Stockholm. In preparing for such a talk outside of

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Ferrarello: Husserl, Intersubjectivity, and Lifeworld

Sep 19th, 2012 | By

 Introduction Intersubjectivity can be described as a relationship between me and an other. The peculiarity of this relationship lies in the fact that the other is not alien to me, but is “within me” in a way that his or her “otherness” can be investigated beginning with the way in which that “otherness” is imminent

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Ferrarello: Unnoticed Phenomena of the Italian Crisis

Jul 10th, 2012 | By

During the current global recession rising suicide rates have being witnessed across Europe; this is echoed by American data on increases in suicides and depression.  I invited philosopher Susi Ferrarello to reflect upon the rash of suicides amid Italy’s social crisis. –Marc Applebaum  Phenomenology and the Representation of Personal Identity  I am writing and working in a language

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Englander: Organizational Phenomenology at Volvo

Jun 6th, 2012 | By

Empathy “is taken to disclose rather than establish intersubjectivity” (Zahavi, 2001, p. 154). 2012 marks the 10th year of my phenomenologically-based empathy training (Englander, submitted) and what better way to spend an anniversary than bringing a practical application of descriptive phenomenological psychology to the corporate world. In 2012 I was asked to pilot my empathy training with a

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Welcome to the conversation

Apr 26th, 2012 | By

        Husserl’s phenomenology is epitomized in his call for a return “back to the things themselves,” “Zurück zu den Sachen selbst.” We view this “return” as a shared project. The return, in other words, is intersubjective and not solipsistic: we return to the things in order to dialogue together about them together

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