20th Century Philosophy > 20th Century Continental Philosophy > Edmund Husserl > Husserl: Philosophy of Mind > Husserl: Intersubjectivity
Edited by Kristjan Laasik (Shandong University)
|Summary||The topic of intersubjectivity, or other-awareness, is interesting in several respects: we want to know what it takes to experience the other as the other, and how the experience of the other may be needed for the development of self-awareness and to experience the objective world. For Husserl, a kind of proto-alterity is arguably there even at the level of pre-egological flow of time-consciousness, before I and the other have emerged as individual persons, accounting for the possibility of such higher forms of intersubjective experience. My experience of the other as a subject, rather than a mere object, is based on the empathy that I feel for the other, as part of experiencing of the other in terms of his/her embodiment. The experience of the other is, in turn, instrumental in shaping aspects of my self-awareness, as I begin to experience myself as an other for an other. This account of my experience of another person, is also applicable to “encounters” between different cultures, and to intercultural understanding. The constitution of material things also involves intersubjectivity: the thing that I see is necessarily experienced as being such that it would look a certain way to other perceivers.|
|Key works||Carr 1973, Gurwitsch 1979, Hutcheson 1980, Mensch 1988, Römpp 1991, Smith 1989, Thompson 2001, Zahavi 2001, Chelstrom 2012.|
|Introductions||Mensch 1988, Ch. 1, Moran 2005, Ch. 7, Smith 2006, Ch. 5, or Zahavi 2003, Ch. 3|
Husserl: Intersubjectivity, Misc
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