Edmund Husserl's Phenomenology of Habituality and Habitus

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dc.contributor.author Moran, Dermot
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-09T15:28:48Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-09T15:28:48Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology en
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal Of The British Society For Phenomenology en
dc.identifier.issn 0007 1773
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3848
dc.description.abstract Habit is a key concept in Husserl’s genetic phenomenology. In this paper, I want to flesh out Husserl’s conception of habit (for which he employs a wide variety of terms including: Habitus, Habitualität, Gewohnheit, das Habituelle, Habe, Besitz, Sitte, Tradition) to illustrate the complexity, range and depth of the phenomenological treatment of habit. I shall show that Husserl was by no means offering a limited Cartesian intellectualist explication of habitual action, rather he attempted to characterize and identify the working of habit across the full range of human individual, embodied, sub-personal, personal experience as well as collective, social and cultural involvement. Habituality is intimately involved at all levels in the constitution of meaningfulness (Sinnhaftigkeit), from the lowest level of passivity, through perceptual experience, to the formation of the ego itself, and outwards to the development of intersubjective society with its history and tradition, to include finally the whole sense of the harmonious course of worldly life. Though it is not always fully acknowledged, Husserl’s account deeply influenced Alfred Schutz, Martin Heidegger, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Finally, I shall show that Husserl’s account is much more complex and differentiated and less ‘subjective’ than Pierre Bourdieu suggests in his own account of habitus. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Jackson Publishing & Distribution en
dc.subject Husserl en
dc.subject Bourdieu en
dc.subject Merleau-Ponty en
dc.subject Phenomenology en
dc.subject Habit en
dc.subject Habituality en
dc.subject.lcsh Husserl, Edmund, 1859-1938 en
dc.subject.lcsh Habit en
dc.subject.lcsh Phenomenology en
dc.title Edmund Husserl's Phenomenology of Habituality and Habitus en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.authorcontactother dermot.moran@ucd.ie
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 42 en
dc.identifier.issue 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 53 en
dc.identifier.endpage 77 en
dc.neeo.contributor Moran|Dermot|aut|
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dc.date.updated 2012-09-14T17:32:39Z


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