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French Phenomenology and Existential Analysis

(Original title: Francouzská fenomenologie a existenciální analýza)
Filozofia, 65 (2010), 1, 40-48.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Czech

The paper is an interdisciplinary study, which describes the results of applying phenomenological analysis in Sartre’s analysis of being, as well as the main emphases in Merleau-Ponty’s explorations of body/consciousness problem. It also shows the possibilities of applying the phenomenological approach in psychotherapy, in particular in the logotherapy of Victor Frankl. The author’s intention is to show the relationship between the intentional consciousness with its possibilities and limits and the conception of phenomena, which differs strongly with the respective thinkers. While for Sartre the phenomenon is a means of selfalienation and for Ponty a means of embedding the embodied consciousness, with Frankl the phenomenon is a medium of meaning for the intentional consciousness itself.


J.-P. Sartre, M. Merleau-Ponty, V. E. Frankl, Phenomenology, Phe- nomenon, Body, Consciousness, Freedom, Perception

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