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Center for European Philosophy

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Environmental philosophy, philosophy of architecture, phenomenology. Themes: dwelling and being-at-home, homesickness, place and placelessness.

Where are we? Towards a phenomenological topology. 01/10/2011 - 30/09/2013

Abstract

Where are we? This is the main question that my research project wants to investigate and answer, through a phenomenological approach of the place and spatiality of man. Taking the phenomenologies of Husserl and especially Heidegger as its starting point, it aims at formulating a phenomenological topology that can offer an alternative for the scientific and objective treatment of space and place, since this perspective is not capable of grasping the essential charateristics of our spatiality and situatedness.

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Where are we? Towards a phenomenological topology. 01/10/2009 - 30/09/2011

Abstract

Where are we? This is the main question that my research project wants to investigate and answer, through a phenomenological approach of the place and spatiality of man. Taking the phenomenologies of Husserl and especially Heidegger as its starting point, it aims at formulating a phenomenological topology that can offer an alternative for the scientific and objective treatment of space and place, since this perspective is not capable of grasping the essential charateristics of our spatiality and situatedness.

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Being and Space, Authenticity and Place - Heidegger's 'Topological Turn'. 01/10/2008 - 30/09/2009

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This project aims at an understanding of Heidegger's 'topology', his thinking of spatiality and place. It focuses in particular on the 'Kehre' in Heidegger's thought in the early 30's, which will be interpreted as a turning to topology. Allthough the topological question is not absent in the philosophy of the early Heidegger, it is quite clear that the 'place of place', especially in Sein und Zeit, is highly problematic. The reason for this is not only the primacy of temporality, but also the absence of an understanding of authenticity that takes into account the importance of place. Thus, the 'topological turn' (right) after Sein und Zeit goes together with a shift in Heidegger's understanding of authenticity that implies the recognition of the importance of spatiality and place for a true 'being-there'.

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