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Ocean Journey -Between Horizons

Lena Hopsch (Institutionen för arkitektur)
AGATHOS: An International Review of the Humanities and Social Science ( 2069-1025). Vol. 2013 (2013), 4, p. 25-33.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

Could it be that there is pure thinking and that sensuous experience comes, as it were, afterwards? Or is it like the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty says: that we can only think about the world that we are a part of, the only world we know? That what is given a priori and what is given as an experience exist at the same time? “I abandon myself to it and plunge into its mystery, it ‘thinks itself within me’, I am the sky itself as it is drawn together and unified, and as it begins to exist for itself; my consciousness is saturated with this limitless blue,” writes Merleau-Ponty. This essay discusses the act of in-the-world-being experienced in dense moments during a voyage that lets us return to the ‘things themselves.’ In the following it will be examined how the moment in a given situation captures a way to knowledge, how the relation of knower to known, subject to object, always take place in a specific situation. How is sensuous experience related to questions of: what is knowledge, what is experience, perception? What part does the perceived moment play in transferring knowledge by experiencing? Can we talk of a knowledge of discovery, an articulating rather than a confirming knowledge?

Nyckelord: knowledge, sensuous experience, Merleau-Ponty, in-the-world-being, discovery, phenomena

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