Investigating Subjectivity

Classical and New Perspectives


The notion of subjectivity is one of the most fundamental notions for modern philosophy that only gains in importance in present-day discussions. This volume gathers essays from both young and senior researchers that examine which role subjectivity plays in both classical and contemporary phenomenology. The essays discuss the importance of a phenomenological account of subjectivity for the nature and the status of phenomenology but they also discuss how the phenomenological account of the subject offers new perspectives on themes from practical philosophy and from the philosophy of mind. Thus, this volume does not only show how multifaceted the question of subjectivity is but also how important this theme continues to be for present-day philosophy.

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Gert-Jan van der Heiden, Ph.D in Philosophy (Nijmegen, 2008) and Mathematics (Groningen, 2003), is Assistant Professor at the Radboud University Nijmegen and NWO-VENI fellow. He publishes mainly on contemporary French philosophy including The Truth (and Untruth) of Language (Duquesne UP, 2010).

Karel Novotný is Assistant Professor at the Charles University Prague and Scientific Assistant at the Philosophical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. He publishes on German and French philosophy and edited (with H. Blaschek-Hahn), Jan Patočka, Vom Erscheinen als solchem. Texte aus dem Nachla (Orbis Phaenomenologicus Quellen, 2000).

Inga Römer, Ph.D in Philosophy, is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wuppertal, Germany. She has published on phenomenological ethics and on the phenomenological notions of time and subjectivity including Das Zeitdenken bei Husserl, Heidegger und Ricoeur (Springer, 2010).

László Tengelyiis Professor of Philosophy at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal in Germany. He has published extensively on phenomenology including The Wild Region in Life-History (Northwestern UP, 2004), Erfahrung und Ausdruck (Springer, 2007) and Neue Phänomenologie in Frankreich (Suhrkamp, 2011).
Contributors include: Dieter Lohmar, Sebastian Luft, Alexander Schnell, Michael Staudigl, James Mensch, Peter Reynaert, Gert-Jan van der Heiden, Lásló Tengelyi, Inga Römer, Andrea Altobrando, Antonio Cimino, Thuy Vu, Stefano Micali, Kristina S. Montagová, Martin Nitsche, Alice Koubová, Karel Novotny and Tatjana Petrickova.
All those interested in the phenomenological account of subjectivity in relation to the nature and status of phenomenology, to ethics and to the philosophy of mind.
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