David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Mind and Matter 5 (2):167-200 (2007)
It will be argued that a mode of consciousness which Jean Gebser introduced as 'acategoriality' in the 1950s was anticipated by Holderlin 150 years earlier. According to Gebser, acategoriality is an epistemic act oriented towards a primary experience of being, that is highly integrative and exceeds categorial knowledge. Holderlin shows in his novel 'Hyperion' how the individual subject can realize this experience. He proposes a comprehensive concept of integrative epistemic acts denoted as 'intellectual intuition' whose most differentiated form is acategorial. The accurate de-scription of an acategorial state in 'Hyperion' will be related to an analytical framework formulated within the theory of complex dynamical systems. This framework provides a solution for an analytical problem that Holderlin's conception of acategoriality raises. Conversely, Holderlin's novel offers paradigmatic phenomenological examples for acategorial mental states that are useful for their detailed analytical understanding.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Helen Christine Chapman, The Philosophy of Tragedy : The Tragedy of Philosophy : The Mimetic Interrelationship of Tragedy and Philosophy in the Theoretical Writings of Friedrich Hölderlin.
Richard Fincham (2007). Hölderlin and Novalis. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 10:183-188.
Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei (2004). Heidegger, Hölderlin, and the Subject of Poetic Language: Toward a New Poetics of Dasein. Fordham University Press.
Nathan Ross (2007). The Mythic Grounding of Practical Philosophy in Hölderlin's on Religion. Idealistic Studies 37 (1):15-28.
Christian J. Onof, Hölderlin. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Tracy Colony (2008). Attunement and Transition. Studia Phaenomenologica 8:437-452.
William Andrew Behun (2006). The Historical Pivot: Philosophy of History in Hegel, Schelling, and Hölderlin. Triad Press.
Peter Hanly (2010). Strange Lands. Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 14 (2):321-334.
Harald Atmanspacher (2005). Acategoriality as Mental Instability. Journal of Mind and Behavior 26 (3):181.
Harald Atmanspacher (2010). Acategorial States in a Representational Theory of Mental Processes. Journal of Consciousness Studies 17 (5-6):5 - 6.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads19 ( #197,016 of 1,907,776 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #462,165 of 1,907,776 )
How can I increase my downloads?