Contributions To Phenomenology

The Concept of Passivity in Husserl's Phenomenology

Authors: Biceaga, Victor

  • Makes the controversial claim that Husserl’s apparent ethical voluntarism conceals his more nuanced account of ethical life which, instead of conflating passivity with inertia, servitude or impotence, conceives of it as responsitivity to a plurality of values
  • The author takes Husserl’s texts to maintain that cultural crises are not brought to a close by replacing passivity with activity but by having more of both
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Building upon Husserl’s challenge to oppositions such as those between form and content and between constituting and constituted, The Concept of Passivity in Husserl’s Phenomenology construes activity and passivity not as reciprocally exclusive terms but as mutually dependent moments of acts of consciousness. The book outlines the contribution of passivity to the constitution of phenomena as diverse as temporal syntheses, perceptual associations, memory fulfillment and cross-cultural communication. The detailed study of the phenomena of affection, forgetting, habitus and translation sets out a distinction between three meanings of passivity: receptivity, sedimentation or inactuality and alienation. Husserl’s texts are interpreted as defending the idea that cultural crises are not brought to a close by replacing passivity with activity but by having more of both.

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Victor Biceaga is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Nipissing University, North Bay, Canada

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Concept of Passivity in Husserl's Phenomenology
Authors
Series Title
Contributions To Phenomenology
Series Volume
60
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3915-6
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3915-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3914-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3248-3
Series ISSN
0923-9545
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 220
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