The Collected Works of Aron Gurwitsch (1901-1973): Volume III: The Field of Consciousness: Theme, Thematic Field, and Margin / Edition 1

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This volume of the Collected Works edition contains Gurwitsch's magnum opus, which emphasizes how items in the thematic field are relevant to the theme. It is introduced by his student Richard Zaner. This volume also includes the posthumous text, "Marginal Consciousness," the contents of which were merely summarized in The Field of Consciousness. It presents his positions on the body and on ego-less consciousness in detail. Gurwitsch's student, Lester Embree, introduces it. For the full appreciation of their significance, all earlier and later writings by Gurwitsch must be related to the contents of this volume.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048133451
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Series: Phaenomenologica Series , #194
  • Edition description: 2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 556
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

The Field of Consciousness.- Editorial Introduction; Richard M. Zaner.- Author’s Preface.- Part I. General Problems of Organization in Consciousness.- 1. The Problem of Dimensional Differences Between Conjunctions of Phases of Experience.- 2. Origin of Organization.- 3. Grouping and Organization of Sense-Data.- Part II. Some Principles of Gestalt Theory.- Part III. Some Fundamental Concepts of Constitutive Phenomenology.- Part IV. Phenomenological Theory of Perception.- 1. The Perceptual Process.- 2. Analysis of the Perceptual Noema.- 3. Noetic Analysis of Perception.- Part V. The Thematic Field.- Part 6. Ontological Problems.- Conclusion.- Marginal Consciousness.- Editorial Introduction; Lester Embree.- Author’s Introduction: The General Characteristics of Marginal Consciousness.- 1. The Self-Awareness of Consciousness.- 2. The Empirical Psychic Ego.- 3. The Awareness of Embodied Existence.- 4. Awareness of the Perceptual World.- 5. The [Somatic] Ego in the Perceptual World.- Appendix: Outlines of a Theory of Essentially Occasional Expressions.- Works Cited.- Index of Names.- Index of Topics.
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