Phenomenological Approaches to Intersubjectivity and Values
Phenomenology’s remarkable insights are still largely overlooked when it comes to contemporary debate concerning values in general. This volume addresses this gap, bringing together papers on the phenomenology of intersubjectivity. What makes it special and distinct from similar texts, however, is its reliance on the axiological—that is, the ethical and existential—dimension of phenomenology’s account of intersubjectivity. All the great phenomenologists (Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Emmanuel Levinas) are covered here, as are lesser-known thinkers in the Anglo-American world, such as Max Scheler and Gabriel Marcel. As such, this book will be welcomed by anyone with an interest in phenomenology, existential philosophy, continental philosophy, sociality, and values.
Luís Aguiar de Sousa is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy of the Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal. His doctoral dissertation was on subjectivity and selfhood in Schopenhauer’s philosophical system. He is the author of several papers on Schopenhauer and his relation to Nietzsche’s philosophy, as well as articles on Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy. His post-doctoral research centered on the phenomenology of subjectivity.
Ana Falcato is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy of the Nova University of Lisbon. At present, her main field of research concerns the dialogue between the South African Nobel Prize winner J. M. Coetzee and contemporary philosophy, as well as the importance of moral emotions from both a philosophical and literary standpoint. She is the main editor of Philosophy in the Condition of Modernism (2018).
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