Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/5652
Title: Erfahrung des Zwischen: Anmerkungen zu Waldenfels’ Phänomenologie der Fremderfahrung
Authors: Weidtmann, Niels
Keywords: experienceinterrealmsaliennessinterculturality
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Niels Weidtmann, "Erfahrung des Zwischen: Anmerkungen zu Waldenfels’ Phänomenologie der Fremderfahrung", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, XIII (2011) 1, pp. 258-270
Series/Report no.: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
XIII (2011) 1
Abstract: Experience of something strange does not mean there is a strange thing that becomes experienced but rather it means that something is experienced as being strange. The same holds true for recognizing a stranger; the person recognized is not by herself a stranger but she becomes recognized as such. Thus, the denomination strange/stranger depends on the process of experience and recognition. Waldenfels has shown that experience is much more than simply an intentional act; it befalls a person who in experiencing something reacts to a claim that comes from outside and that can never be answered entirely. Therefore, experience has some elements of strangeness in its own structure. It is these elements that allow something or someone to be experienced as being strange. However, what exactly is experienced as being strange greatly depends on the particular situation as well as on previous experiences. In this paper I thus argue that the experience of strangeness correlates with the history of previous experiences. Since cultures mainly are characterized by a common history of experiences, what counts as being strange differs from culture to culture. An Intercultural Philosophy, therefore, would have to go beyond the analysis of an experience of strangeness by itself experiencing interculturality.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/5652
ISSN: 1825-5167
Appears in Collections:Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2011) XIII/1

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Weidtmann_E&P_XIII_2011_1.pdf136.76 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Show full item record


CORE Recommender

Page view(s)

885
checked on Feb 17, 2018

Download(s)

927
checked on Feb 17, 2018

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.