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The Diversification of Tourism Space in Central Pomerania

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Although it is among the most frequently used notions in the study of tourism, the concept of tourism space is understood in a variety of ways. Similar to the term ‘geographical space’, it is often used intuitively, often in quite dissimilar contexts. This paper provides an analysis of the concept of ‘tourism space’ from the perspective of geography, based on a phenomenological approach.

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The Truth of Art in David Jones and Hans-Georg Gadamer

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I shall examine the theory of art developed by David Jones, the twentieth-century Anglo-Welsh poet and artist (especially in his essay “Art and Sacrament”), in the light of a comparison with the theory of art propounded by Hans-Georg Gadamer, the twentieth-century German philosopher in the phenomenological tradition (especially his essay “Die Aktualität des Schönen”), not claiming influence, but highlighting striking parallels.

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Confucius: Philosophy between Philosophy

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The article is devoted to the philosophy of the well-known ancient Chinese sage Confucius paying attention to the Western misunderstandings of it. The fundamental differences between Chinese and Western civilizations, the problem of transcendence, and different attitude towards history are discussed in the text. Being neither a religion nor a philosophy in the strict Western sense of the word, Confucian thinking still finds its parallels among Western philosophies. The article faces the phenomenological task to discover concrete modes of awareness, their active engagements, and their correlate contents that are sufficiently broad and founding to cut across diverse disciplinary and cultural phenomena. This brief essay is a step in that direction with explicit commitment to Confucian explication and continuity of Chinese civilization. Despite variations and different levels of interpretation, a common context between Confucius and Western philosophical trends may be found.

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Vierzig Jahre Gesellschaft für Gestalttheorie: Der wissenschaftliche Ertrag

preverbal children. Gestalt Theory, 30, 419-424 Duncker, K. (1935, 1974). Zur Psychologie des produktiven Denkens. Berlin: Springer. Duncker, K. (1947). Phenomenology and epistemology of consciousness of objects. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 7, 505-541. Ehrenfels, C.v. (1890, 1978). Über Gestaltqualitäten. In: F. Weinhandl (Hg.) Gestalthaftes Sehen (S. 11-43). Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft. Fitzek, H. (2008). The gestalt psychological principles oft the concept of ‚organizational

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Husserl’s phenomenological-communicative project

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This paper aims to present the phenomenological method in the perspective of the philosophy of communication, without depriving the latter of the great importance, in Husserl’s works. The first part of this paper presents the ideas contained in Idee II…, including also the study of communication and agreement for the mutual exchange of experiences. The second part of this paper is the analysis of the arguments about the intersubjectivity, formulated by Husserl in Medytacje kartezjańskie. The last part presents the late period of Husserl’s works, which did not weaken his communicative analyses. This paper shows the peculiar evolution the German thinker’s views, which partially explains the doubts about the fundaments of the phenomenological method.

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Living the Threshold. The Kairos of World Person and New Perspective for Hospitality

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Starting from the analysis of a phenomenological reading of the parable of the Good Samaritan and arriving at the idea of the World Person in Chiara Lubich, this article will discuss two topics: union in difference and the model of the neighbor in the Gospel. For Christians this is the confirmation that the meeting with the stranger is possible. Christ founded a community that co-exists with the stranger. It is within this path that the intuition the figure of the World Person in Chiara Lubich arises. In the tension between interpretation and Truth, Lubich puts the question: was there anyone that went through the trial of doubt about the Truth, but has been able to create a new world? She says that was Jesus Forsaken, who opens up the possibility of differentiation without exclusion.

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Traduire le mouvement du sens: Germen et Gestalten en sémantique textuelle des formes

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Cette étude a pour but de convaincre les professionnels de la traduction qu‘avant même de commencer à traduire, il faut se familiariser avec une théorie du sens. C‘est seulement alors qu‘il devient possible d‘obtenir une lecture et une interprétation sémantique efficiente du texte-source. Nous proposons une sémantique textuelle élaborée à partir de travaux initiés en sémantique lexicale ainsi qu‘une analyse des problématiques de la signification développées en philosophie des formes symboliques, en phénoménologie et dans d‘autres travaux, notamment ceux de E. Coseriu. Afin d‘illustrer nos propos théoriques nous traitons un exemple d‘analyse sémantique à partir du poème Chanson noire de L. Aragon.

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Why Care About Robots? Empathy, Moral Standing, and the Language of Suffering

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This paper tries to understand the phenomenon that humans are able to empathize with robots and the intuition that there might be something wrong with “abusing” robots by discussing the question regarding the moral standing of robots. After a review of some relevant work in empirical psychology and a discussion of the ethics of empathizing with robots, a philosophical argument concerning the moral standing of robots is made that questions distant and uncritical moral reasoning about entities’ properties and that recommends first trying to understand the issue by means of philosophical and artistic work that shows how ethics is always relational and historical, and that highlights the importance of language and appearance in moral reasoning and moral psychology. It is concluded that attention to relationality and to verbal and non-verbal languages of suffering is key to understand the phenomenon under investigation, and that in robot ethics we need less certainty and more caution and patience when it comes to thinking about moral standing.

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The Bodily Texture of Phantasy

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In opposition to the traditional empiricist understanding of phantasy as a copy of perception and therefore as a weakened form of experience, this paper interprets phantasy as an independent and creative modus of consciousness that is responsible for the individuation of the subject. The article reconstructs Husserl’s approach to phantasy as a specific kind of intentional operation as well as its relationship with mood-intentionality, bodily-kinesthetic expressivity and with hyletic anticipation as a structure of sensibility. In this way, the bi-valence of human experiential orders is claimed and the concept of bodily phantasy is pointed out. This leads the phenomenological analysis closer to the psychoanalytical approach to fantasy. The latter is investigated with reference to Freud’s concept of primary processual thinking and Gaddini’s understanding of bodily phantasy as a specific individuation factor within the personal history of bonding

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