Perception, Affectivity, and Volition in Husserl’s Phenomenology

  • Roberto Walton
  • Shigeru Taguchi
  • Roberto Rubio

Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 222)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Intertwining of Perception, Affectivity, and Volition

  3. Specifying the Logic of Perception

  4. Affectivity and Morality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Saulius Geniusas
      Pages 113-133
  5. The Comprehensiveness of Rationality

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 197-202

About this book


This collection of essays by scholars from Europe, Asia, North America, and Latin America offers new perspectives of the phenomenological investigation of experiential life on the basis of Husserl’s phenomenology. Not only well-known works of Husserl are interpreted from new angles, but also the latest volumes of the Husserliana are closely examined. In a variety of ways, the contributors explore the emergence of reason in experience that is disclosed in the very regions that are traditionally considered to be “irrational” or “pre-rational.” The leading idea of such explorations is Husserl’s view that perception, affectivity, and volition are regarded as the three aspects of reason. Without affectivity, which is supposedly irrational, no rationality can be established in the spheres of representation and volition, whereas volitional and representational acts consistently structure the process of affective experience. In such a framework, it is also shown that theoretical and practical reason are inseparably intertwined. Thus, the papers collected here can be regarded as a collaborative phenomenological investigation into the entanglement and mutual dependency of the supposedly “rational” and the “irrational” as well as that of the “practical” and the “theoretical.”


Experiential Reason Husserl’s Ethics Husserl’s Phenomenology Phenomenology of Affectivity Phenomenology of Perception Phenomenology of Volition Phenomenology of values Representation, affectivity, and volition Theoretical and practical reason Willing Acts

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberto Walton
    • 1
  • Shigeru Taguchi
    • 2
  • Roberto Rubio
    • 3
  1. 1.PhilosophyUniversidad de Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Philosophy and Cultural SciencesHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  3. 3.PhilosophyUniversidad Alberto HurtadoSantiagoChile

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