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Kirsten Jacobson
University of Maine
  1. A Developed Nature: A Phenomenological Account of the Experience of Home.Kirsten Jacobson - 2009 - Continental Philosophy Review 42 (3):355-373.
    Though “dwelling” is more commonly associated with Heidegger’s philosophy than with that of Merleau-Ponty, “being-at-home” is in fact integral to Merleau-Ponty’s thinking. I consider the notion of home as it relates to Merleau-Ponty’s more familiar notions of the “lived body” and the “level,” and, in particular, I consider how the unique intertwining of activity and passivity that characterizes our being-at-home is essential to our nature as free beings. I argue that while being-at-home is essentially an experience of passivity—i.e., one that (...)
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    Agoraphobia and Hypochondria as Disorders of Dwelling.Kirsten Jacobson - 2004 - International Studies in Philosophy 36 (2):31-44.
    Using the works of Merleau-Ponty and of Heidegger, this paper argues that our spatial experience is rooted in the way we are engaged with and in our world. Space is not a predetermined and uniform geometrical grid, but the network of engagement and alienation that provides one's orientation in the inter-humanworld. Drawing on a phenomenological conception of space, this paper demonstrates that the neuroses of agoraphobia and, more unexpectedly, hypochondria must not be understood as mere "psychological" problems, but rather as (...)
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    Embodied Domestics, Embodied Politics: Women, Home, and Agoraphobia.Kirsten Jacobson - 2011 - Human Studies 34 (1):1-21.
    Agoraphobia is commonly considered to be a fear of outside, open, or crowded spaces, and is treated with therapies that work on acclimating the agoraphobic to external places she would otherwise avoid. I argue, however, that existential phenomenology provides the resources for an alternative interpretation and treatment of agoraphobia that locates the problem of the disorder not in something lying beyond home, but rather in a flawed relationship with home itself. More specifically, I demonstrate that agoraphobia is the lived body (...)
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    The Experience of Home and the Space of Citizenship.Kirsten Jacobson - 2010 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 48 (3):219-245.
    I argue that, although we are inherently intersubjective beings, we are not first or most originally “public” beings. Rather, to become a public being, that is, a citizen—in other words, to act as an independent and self-controlled agent in a community of similarly independent and self-controlled agents and, specifically, to do so in a shared space in the public arena—is something that we can successfully do only by emerging from our familiar, personal territories—our homes. Finding support in texts from philosophy, (...)
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  5. Health and Disease: The Experience of Health and Illness.Drew Leder & Kirsten Jacobson - 2014 - Encyclopedia of Bioethics 3:1434-1443.
     
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    Heidegger’s Topology. [REVIEW]Kirsten Jacobson - 2007 - Environmental Philosophy 4 (1/2):195-198.
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    Heidegger’s Topology: Being, Place, World. [REVIEW]Kirsten Jacobson - 2007 - Environmental Philosophy 4 (1/2):195-198.
  8. Heidegger, Winnicott, and The Velveteen Rabbit: Anxiety, Toys, and the Drama of Metaphysics.Kirsten Jacobson - 2012 - In Peter Costello (ed.), Philosophy in Children's Literature. Lexington Books. pp. 1-20.
  9. Perception and its Development in Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology.Kirsten Jacobson & John Russon (eds.) - 2017 - University of Toronto Press.
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  10. Philosophy Across the Ages.Kirsten Jacobson - 2013 - In Sara Goering, Nicholas J. Shudak & Thomas E. Wartenberg (eds.), Philosophy in Schools: An Introduction for Philosophers and Teachers. pp. 244-253.
     
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  11. Philosophical Perspectives on Home.Kirsten Jacobson - 2012 - In Susan J. Smith, Marja Elsinga, Lorna Fox O’Mahony, Ong Seow Eng, Susan Wachter & Robyn Dowling (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, Vol. 5. Elsevier. pp. 178-182.
     
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    Riassunto: L’espressione interpersonale della spazialità umana.Kirsten Jacobson - 2006 - Chiasmi International 8:174-174.
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    Résumé: L’expression interpersonnelle de la spatialité humaine.Kirsten Jacobson - 2006 - Chiasmi International 8:173-173.
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    Spatiality and Agency: A Phenomenology of Containment.Kirsten Jacobson - 2020 - Puncta 3 (2):54-75.
    In this essay, I consider how spatial experience is fundamentally connected to the development and maintenance of “existential healthy” agency. More specifically, I examine how our formation as choosing, active, and self-defining persons is dependent upon the spatially-thick and interpersonally-interwoven “gestures” through which we develop a lived sense of space as supportive and cooperative or hostile and threatening. I conclude from this both that existentially healthy agency is always already a relational capacity, and, more central to my focus here, that (...)
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    Sprawling Places. [REVIEW]Kirsten Jacobson - 2008 - Environmental Philosophy 5 (2):170-173.
  16. The Beginnings of Philosophy: On Teaching Metaphysics.Kirsten Jacobson - 2012 - In Jana Mohr Lone & Roberta Israeloff (eds.), Philosophy and Education: Introducing Philosophy to Young People. Cambridge Scholars Press. pp. 125-136.
     
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  17. The Gift of Memory: Sheltering the I.Kirsten Jacobson - 2015 - In David Morris & Kym Maclaren (eds.). Ohio University Press.
     
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    The Interpersonal Expression of Human Spatiality: A Phenomenological Interpretation of Anorexia Nervosa.Kirsten Jacobson - 2006 - Chiasmi International 8:157-173.
    This paper extends Merleau-Ponty’s arguments regarding the interpersonal character of human spatiality and Bateson’s conception of the dynamically extended nature of consciousness. The central argument is that human communication is essentially spatial in nature, and that it is experienced and expressed as such. Using this analysis, the paper argues that Anorexia nervosa should not primarily be understood as an eating disorder, but rather as a spatially expressed and felt communication disorder. Moreover, it demonstrates that anorexia is not an illness of (...)
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    The Interpersonal Expression of Human Spatiality: A Phenomenological Interpretation of Anorexia Nervosa.Kirsten Jacobson - 2006 - Chiasmi International 8:157-173.
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  20. Space: The Open in Which We Sojourn.John Russon & Kirsten Jacobson - 2013 - In Francois Raffoul & Eric S. Nelson (eds.), The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger. Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 345.
     
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