This volume explores Husserl’s theory of sensibility and his conceptualization of spatial and temporal constitution. The author maps the linkages betweenHusserl’s ‘transcendental aesthetic’, the theory of pure experience in empirio-criticism, as well as Immanuel Kant’s transcendental philosophy. The core argument in this analysis centers on the relationship between spatiality and temporality in Husserl’s philosophy. The study interrogates Husserl’s understanding of the relationship between spatiality and temporality in terms of stratifications, analogies and parallelisms. It incorporates a discussion of the potentialities and limitations of such an understanding. It concludes that such limits can be overcome by adopting an understanding of spatiality and temporality as interwoven moments of sensible experiencea ‘spatio-temporal intertwining’. This ‘intertwining’ is made explicit in a thorough inquiry into three central topics in the phenomenological analysis of sensible experience: spatio-temporal individuation, perspectival givenness and bodily experience. The book shows how such an inquiry can form the bedrock of a dynamic and relational understanding of experience as a whole.
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Table of ContentsPart 1 Introduction.- Chapter 1 Introduction.- Part2 Husserl’s transcendental aesthetic.- Chapter2 The phenomenological aesthetic.- Chapter3 The transcendental aesthetic: Husserl and Kant.- Part3 Parallelisms, stratifications, and beyond.- Chapter4 Intuitiveness, constitution, and idealization: modes of spatial and temporal experience.- Chapter5 The thing of the transcendental aesthetic: Spatial and temporal constitution.- Part4 Spatio-temporal intertwining. The dynamics of experience.- Chapter6 Individuation, irreversibility, and the spatio-temporal intertwining.- Chapter7 Perspectival givenness.- Chapter8 The transcendental aesthetic and the lived-body.- Part 5 Conclusions.- Chapter 9 Conclusions.- Index.