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Event and world

Author: Claude Romano
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2009.
Series: Perspectives in continental philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The world into which we are born as the horizon of all our behavior is a world both of things and of events. But what are events? Though familiar to all of us, they are philosophically obscure. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2008043315
(OCoLC)227930898
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claude Romano
OCLC Number: 1048358359
Notes: "First published in French under the title L'événement et le monde by Presses Universitaires de France, ©1998"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 236 pages).
Contents: Events before anything --
The metaontological status of events in stoicism --
Events from the perspective of Heideggerian "ontology" --
Events as innerworldly facts --
Innerworldly facts and events in the evential sense --
The phenomenological problem of the "world": fact, context, and interpretation --
Causality and origin --
The impossibility of dating events, and their "unexperienceable" character --
The task of an eventual hermeneutics: elucidating the meaning of the human adventure using events as the guiding thread; the advenant and his eventials; temporality --
Evential hermeneutics and its delimitation from psychology or anthropology --
Understanding as evential --
The evential concept of world: event as "phenomenological transition" --
The evential meaning of birth --
Eventuality --
Selfhood and responsibility --
Despair and terror --
Selfhood and otherness: the phenomena of bereavement and encounter --
The advenant and the subject --
Experience as undergoing what cannot be experienced --
Understanding and experience --
Experience as a fundamental characteristic of humanity, and the question of transcendental empiricism --
Experience and speech --
Experience at the limits: suffering, death --
The genesis of empiricism --
The de-worlding of events and information --
Conclusion: The task of a hermeneutic of temporality.
Series Title: Perspectives in continental philosophy.
Other Titles: Événement et le monde.
Responsibility: Claude Romano ; translated by Shane Mackinlay.

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In this first volume of his ground-breaking phenomenology of the event, Claude Romano re-describes the human being as the being that is capable of events. The result is something new and provocative: Read more...

 
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