Aesthetic Genesis: The Origin of Consciousness in the Intentional Being of Nature

Aesthetic Genesis: The Origin of Consciousness in the Intentional Being of Nature

By: Jeff Mitscherling (author)Paperback

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This book reverses the fundamental tenet of phenomenology-that all consciousness is intentional (that is, directed toward an object). Mitscherling rehabilitates the pre-modern concepts of 'intentional being' and 'formal causality' in the construction of a comprehensive phenomenological analysis of embodiment, aesthetic experience, interpretation of texts, moral behavior, and cognition.

About Author

Jeff Mitscherling is professor of philosophy at the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada). He is the author of Roman Ingarden's Ontology and Aesthetics (University of Ottawa Press, 1997), The Author's Intention (with Tanya DiTommaso and Aref Nayed; Lexington Books, 2004), The Image of a Second Sun: Plato on Poetry, Rhetoric, and the Techne of Mimesis (Humanity Books, 2009), and numerous articles in aesthetics, classical philology and philosophy, hermeneutics, the history of philosophy, and phenomenology.


Chapter 1 Preface and Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 3 Chapter 2: The Negative Lexicon Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Intentionality Chapter 5 Chapter 4: Substance, Form, and Causality Chapter 6 Chapter 5: Mind and Cognition Chapter 7 Chapter 6: Habits, Behavior, Thought, and Language Chapter 8 Bibliography Chapter 9 Index Chapter 10 About the Author

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761850212
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 174
  • ID: 9780761850212
  • weight: 272
  • ISBN10: 076185021X

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