Contributions to Phenomenology

Situatedness and Place

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Spatio-temporal Contingency of Human Life

Editors: Hünefeldt, Thomas, Schlitte, Annika (Eds.)

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  • Is the only book that addresses this much debated issue from different perspectives, including phenomenology, hermeneutics, and the cognitive sciences
  • Promotes critical reflection and stimulates interdisciplinary discussion and exchange
  • Advances understanding of the situatedness and implacement of experience and action
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This book explores the ways in which the spatio-temporal contingency of human life is being conceived in different fields of research. Specifically, it looks at the relationship between the situatedness of human life, the situation or place in which human life is supposed to be situated, and the dimensions of space and time in which both situation and place are usually themselves supposed to be situated.

Over the last two or three decades, the spatio-temporal contingency of human life has become an important topic of research in a broad range of different disciplines including the social sciences, the cultural sciences, the cognitive sciences, and philosophy. However, this research topic is referred to in quite different ways: while some researchers refer to it in terms of “situation”, emphasizing the “situatedness” of human experience and action, others refer to it in terms of “place”, emphasizing the “power of place” and advocating a “topological” or “topographical turn” in the context of a larger “spatial turn”. Interdisciplinary exchange is so far hampered by the fact that the notions referred to and the relationships between them are usually not sufficiently questioned. This book addresses these issues by bringing together contributions on the spatio-temporal contingency of human life from different fields of research.

About the authors

Thomas Hünefeldt, Ph.D. in Philosophy (Tübingen, 2002) and in Cognitive Psychology (Rome, 2008), is adjunct professor at the Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). From 2013-2016 he was postdoc research fellow at the Interdisciplinary Research Academy “Philosophy of Place” at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Germany).

Dr. Annika Schlitte,Ph.D. in philosophy (Bochum 2010), is junior professor for philosophy at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz (Germany). From 2011-2016 she was postdoc research fellow and speaker of the Interdisciplinary Research Academy “Philosophy of Place” at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Germany).


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Situatedness and Place
Book Subtitle
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Spatio-temporal Contingency of Human Life
Editors
  • Thomas Hünefeldt
  • Annika Schlitte
Series Title
Contributions to Phenomenology
Series Volume
95
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92937-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92937-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92936-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06551-5
Series ISSN
0923-9545
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 201
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations
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