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ISSN 1409-6900 | UDK 82+7     Blesok no. 35 | volume VII | March-April, 2004



                     Peer-reviewed journal
Blesok no. 35March-April, 2004

Embodying the Word and Enspeaking the Body

– on the term of the political at Maurice Merleau-Ponty –

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Klemen Fele

Body, Word, Intersubjectivity

    There have been a 100 years since the first edition of the Logishe Untersuchungen and with the question of the consciousness we open the phenomenology story, which can be such a big reductionism that we can encircle and cover the greatest part of the contemporary philosophy. The greatest metaphysicist of the XX century – Derrida – says that’s the same: the phenomenology and the metaphysics. The philosophy can be divided into two main kinds: the hermeneutic phenomenology, which interests are in the reading and comprehending the text’s and author’s ‘traces & clues’, and the post-modernistic phenomenology, which is in danger of significant ‘sociologization’ that in its peak gains only (more or less) accurate description. And, it isn’t aware of the question of the being (Wesen) as a question from the thread of the beat lead (Sein) and it doesn’t even deny the fact of that unawareness. The post-modernistic phenomenology wants to be the philosophy of the reduced, or of the destroyed, deranged meaning. Sometimes it claims that the consciousness doesn’t even exist, so in that way it enters the waters of the non-reason; it goes on the way of the impassable path of the non-being and it places itself beyond the responsibility whatsoever. List der Vernunft turns into the Verlust der Vernunft (or the cunningness of the mind turns into the losing of the mind) – writes Hans Ebeling in his book Das Subjekt in der Moderne. If the mind isn’t totalitarian, we can’t deny his totality. With that, we deny ourselves from our basic tool on the possible passage from the particular towards the general.
    By Huserl, the consciousness is always awareness of/for something. The action, known even at Hegel, is differently developed and it stays on the horizon of the problem in the living present. The intentionality, as an orientation toward something, as a junction of certain intentional act and certain intentional object, can be fulfilled in whole, or not. There is also a negation, unfulfilled intentionality. So, it is of great significance for us to become – through the term of the intentionality – aware of the differences between the thoughts and the thinking, between the noeme and noesis. Upon this difference, we should – however difficult it is – to insist with a strong determination. Why? If we forget and if we don’t have a firm view over the cognitive flow of our consciousness when

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