Personale Individuation und die Anderen bei Husserl


Personal Individuation and the Others in Husserl

In this paper I claim that the Husserlian ego in its full sense is a personal individual, and that it comes into being under the influence of others through a process which I call “personal individuation.” In the first part, I briefly summarize the development of the term “person” in Husserl and argue that the question of the concrete genesis of the ego and the concerns of intersubjectivity and ethics motivate him to give the term “person” an increasingly important sense. In the second part, I introduce three elements of personal individuality. In the third part, I discuss the relationship between a person and others in their shared environment from a phenomenological-personalistic approach, showing to what extent the person may be determined by the influence of others. In the fourth part, I talk about love as the absolutely individuating call of each person, whereby the others will show themselves, furthermore, to be an indispensable factor for the constitution of the innermost individuality of the person.

Keywords: personal individual, intersubjectivity, personalistic approach, genetic phenomenology, ethics

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