Edmund Husserl

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  • Minimal Art: A Visual Analysis

    to the standards of formal analysis. Seeing was not understood as an isolated process, but rather embedded in the “body”, in a physical process and its physical environment. Merleau-Ponty develops on the basis of Husserl 's phenomenology a philosophy of consciousness in its own right with intersubjective transcendence of the "I" at its center. His philosophy of subjectivity differs from other theories of consciousness in respect that it allows consciousness to maintain something conceptually insolvable. In his major work La Phénoménologie de la Perception (1945) Merleau-Ponty attempts to overcome the classic dichotomies of mind and body i.e. intellectualism and empiricism. Therefore the term “body” stands for the foundation of the human in the world and refers to a “third dimension” beyond empiricism and intellectualism. The works of art can thus expand into something “more”. Edmund Husserl refers to the simple act as being as “pure logic”. He however excludes the possibility of perceiving an image from different perspectives, and ultimately the possibility to discovery various visible phenomena. Merleau-Ponty ventures a step further and changes the phenomenological initial question: What can be seen in an image, if the subject matter is not looked at? Unlike Husserl, Merleau-Ponty does not consider it his task to describe what can bee seen in an image from a natural observer perspective, but instead looks at the possibility what image the viewer perceives when he turns…

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  • Phenomenology In Qualitative Research

    practiced phenomenology in their studies of the states of perception, thought, and imagination. William James also used phenomenology when appraising kinds of mental activity. Throughout history phenomenology have been use is various contents but was not given a name. Edmund Husserl gave phenomenology a name and life. Husserl and three other phenomenologists, Heidegger, Sartre, and Merleau-Ponty, discovered different conceptions, different methods, and different results of phenomenology. The…

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  • Heidegger's Phenomenological Analysis

    upon deaf ears. This split with the tradition led him to a disagreement with his old master Edmund Husserl concerning the interpretation of Phenomenology. Heidegger’s reformation of phenomenology led him to reject Husserl’s notion of a transcendental ego’s relationship to objects with a more fundamental understanding; the interpretation of Dasein’s relationship…

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  • Phenomenology Vs Phenomelogical Perspective

    The theory of mind explains how intersubjectivity works. It explains how we think about the minds of others. Theory of mind says that your mind is separate from my mind so that you develop this capacity and think about your relation to it. Your able to connect to through analogies. The interactive theory argues that that mind is on an interactive process. That you don't have a mind until social interaction. Such interaction gives you a deeper sense of how you're experiencing the world. For…

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  • Husserl's Hermeneutic Perspective Phenomenology Phenomenology is a research philosophy that is involved with exploring and understanding the lived experience of individuals, through focusing on a particular experiential perspective (Finlay, 2012; Savin-Baden & Major, 2013). The lived experience of an individual is revealed by how one perceives and makes sense of an event, process or object (Finlay, 2012). The approach has its origins in the work of Husserl, who emphasises the importance and relevance of focusing on…

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  • Manipulation In King Lear

    previously mentioned Edgar is the legitimate son of Gloucester and is to inherit his father's fortune before he fell victim to Edmunds manipulation. Although Edgar's story seems to be sympathetic and tragic it is truly just a direct result of Edgar's own foolishness. Throughout Edmunds manipulation of his brother Edgar, Edgar arrogantly never questions the legitimacy of his brothers claims. For example, when Edmund first manipulated Edgar, he convinced his brother that their father Gloucester…

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  • Symbolism Of Nature In Return Of The Native By Thomas Hardy

    Nature of the native is written by Thomas Hardy who is a writer of nature and reality. He plots the story in an elaborately described landscape. His interest in nature scenes shows that he has spent his childhood close to nature. His closeness to nature makes him able to write on it. In the novel ''Return of The Native'' Hardy described a nature as Edgon Heath which is an antagonist to human beings. Heath is a character that influences other characters. It also has control on the lives of people…

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  • Sight And Blindness In Oedipus The King

    In Oedipus the King, Sophocles emphasizes the eyesight of all of the characters; he draws the readers to consider both the literal ability of sight and sight of the truth. While enraged, Oedipus insults the blind prophet Teiresias, saying, "[Truth] has no strength for you because you are blind in mind and ears as well as your eyes" (370-372). Later, it becomes clear that Oedipus himself has been the blind one, in all senses. This focus on eyesight leads us to wonder why Oedipus thought blinding…

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  • Who Is Juxtaposition In King Lear

    her heavenly eyes” as she reads Kent’s letter(IV. 3a. 30-31). This is also evident in Edgar’s perseverance when he tries to remain positive by saying he would rather “be contemned/[t]han still contemned and flattered” as well as “the worst return to laughter” (IV. 1. 2, 6). Both Cordelia and Edgar rescue their fathers without seeking recognition; this is juxtaposed against their “evil” siblings, Edmund, Goneril and Regan, who are driven by their ambition for wealth and power. While Cordelia and…

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  • The Sinclair Family In 'We Were Liars'

    Welcome to the beautiful and distinguished Sinclair family; welcome to American perfection. We Were Liars illustrates a perfect family living the Dream life; private island, grand houses, big family, picnics on the beach and boat rides to the vineyard. The novel indicates abstract concepts of love, loss and youth, and demonstrates topics of tragic heroes, sibling rivalry and political power. Harris Sinclair, the patriarch of the family, is the American ideal. He is the Sinclair family, and…

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