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The static and genetic determinations of the horizon

Saulius Geniusas

pp. 89-111

This chapter argues that the horizon is a specifically genetic theme, which in its early emergence is still dressed in static garb. So as to establish this thesis, the chapter provides a preliminary account of the difference between static and genetic phenomenological methods and further inquires into the difference between the static and genetic notions of horizon-consciousness. Such a twofold determination of consciousness is further supplemented with a static and a genetic determination of the ego. I further show how the genetic notion of the ego procures a phenomenological notion of transcendental subjectivity. I argue that transcendental subjectivity is one of the greatest discoveries of genetic phenomenology (the other being that of the world-horizon) and that the task of the genetic analysis of the horizons is first and foremost that of uncovering the horizons of transcendental subjectivity.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-4644-2_6

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Geniusas, S. (2012). The static and genetic determinations of the horizon, in The origins of the horizon in Husserl's phenomenology, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 89-111.

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