Volume 16 · Number 3 · Pages 260–262
A Phenomenology of Disquietude: The ad pathologicum Reduction

Jean-Daniel Thumser

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Abstract

Open peer commentary on the article “The Lived Experience of Being Fragile: On Becoming more “Living” During the Pandemic” by Natalie Depraz. Abstract: While it is possible to consider that the pandemic and the lockdown have produced a collective awareness of our fragility, it is also possible to go further by considering that fragility uncovers the possibility of disquietude, which would be anxiety about our existence. In this sense, the return to immanent life illustrated by Husserl by the transcendental reduction is replaced by an entirely different reduction, an ad pathologicum reduction, insofar as it modifies our perceptions in a pathological way. In the interest of maintaining a first-person perspective, I will also illustrate this type of experience by applying Pessoa’s thought.

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Thumser J.-D. (2021) A phenomenology of disquietude: The ad pathologicum reduction. Constructivist Foundations 16(3): 260–262. https://constructivist.info/16/3/260

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