The Static and Genetic Determinations of the Horizon

  • Saulius Geniusas
Part of the Contributions to Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 67)


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.


Constitutive Framework Husserlian Phenomenology Genetic Phenomenon Static Phenomenology Cartesian Meditation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saulius Geniusas
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  1. 1.PhilosophyChinese University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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