Phenomenology and Embodiment: Husserl and the Constitution of Subjectivity

2014.07.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Joona Taipale, Phenomenology and Embodiment: Husserl and the Constitution of Subjectivity, Northwestern University Press, 2014,
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2014.07.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Joona Taipale, Phenomenology and Embodiment: Husserl and the Constitution of Subjectivity, Northwestern University Press, 2014, 243pp., $34.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780810129504.   Reviewed by Lanei M. Rodemeyer, Duquesne University Joona Taipale offers a remarkably thorough analysis of the constitutive importance of the lived-body for phenomenology. Beginning at the most basic level of sensation, Taipale builds his investigation, moving from self-awareness and subjectivity, through intersubjectivity, and finally to generativity and historicity. In doing so, he argues that embodiment is an essential component to each of these phenomenological levels. Along the way, his examination also yields useful distinctions with regard to specific key terminology. In Part 1, "Selfhood and the Lived-Body", Taipale works through the fundamentals of his argument: Taking "self-awareness" in an immediate and material sense, he. . .

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