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Absence and transcendental field: the role of phantasy in the (de)realization of Husserlian phenomenology

Grant number: 17/02334-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2017
Effective date (End): February 28, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy - History of Philosophy
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Marcus Sacrini Ayres Ferraz
Grantee:Thiago Pignata Carezzato
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The purpose of this research is to analyze the relations between imagination and transcendental phenomenology. It is not just a question of showing the important methodological role that images play in eidetic variations that are performed by the phenomenologist. More than that, we aim here to set out Husserl's theory of imagination (especially in the form of free phantasy) in a privileged position to understand the transcendental becoming of phenomenology. It is intended here to highlight how the investigations about imagination from 1904 onwards dismantle a set of assumptions of psycology and empirism that were still surreptitiously operating on Logical Investigations and how this coincides with the transformations and restatements that Husserl carries out on his philosophy. Not by chance, the pure presentification of phantasy and the transcendental reduction are both defined by neutrality modification, whereby one is absent from empirical context where the Real-Ich lives and makes its belief positions about the actual being. However, if Husserl states that the close relationship between both forms of consciousness is manifest, he is no less clear when he alerts about the danger of a complete identification. By simply identifying them, one would undertake the greatest betrayal of transcendental project, whose universal truths may not in any way be works of a phantasy consciusness. It's then in a twofold movement of a fruitful rapprochement and a cautious estrangement that the present study seeks its investigation's pace. (AU)

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. Absence and transcendental field: the role of phantasy in the (de)realization of Husserlian phenomenology. 2020. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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