Spatio-temporal Intertwining

Husserl’s Transcendental Aesthetic

  • Michela Summa

Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 213)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michela Summa
      Pages 3-12
  3. Husserl’s Transcendental Aesthetic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Michela Summa
      Pages 15-35
  4. Parallelisms, Stratifications, and Beyond

  5. Spatio-temporal Intertwining: The Dynamics of Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Michela Summa
      Pages 181-245
  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. Michela Summa
      Pages 317-322
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 323-347

About this book


This volume explores Husserl’s theory of sensibility and his conceptualization of spatial and temporal constitution. The author maps the linkages between Husserl’s ‘transcendental aesthetic’, the theory of pure experience in empirio-criticism, as well as Immanuel Kant’s transcendental philosophy. The core argument in this analysis centers on the relationship between spatiality and temporality in Husserl’s philosophy. The study interrogates Husserl’s understanding of the relationship between spatiality and temporality in terms of stratifications, analogies and parallelisms. It incorporates a discussion of the potentialities and limitations of such an understanding. It concludes that such limits can be overcome by adopting an understanding of spatiality and temporality as interwoven moments of sensible experience—a ‘spatio-temporal intertwining’. This ‘intertwining’ is made explicit in a thorough inquiry into three central topics in the phenomenological analysis of sensible experience: spatio-temporal individuation, perspectival givenness and bodily experience. The book shows how such an inquiry can form the bedrock of a dynamic and relational understanding of experience as a whole.


Bodily experience Body memory Foundational account of experience Passive synthesis Phenomenology of individuation Phenomenology of perception Phenomenology of space Phenomenology of time Theory of intentionality Transcendental Aesthetic (Kant Husserl)

Authors and affiliations

  • Michela Summa
    • 1
  1. 1.Phänomenologische Psychopathologie und PsychotherapieKlinik für allgemeine PsychiatrieHeidelbergGermany

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