Specters of immediacy

Specters of immediacy aims at highlighting situations, moments, and conditions in which we experience the world immediately. Leaning on the works of Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht (2003), we are concerned with the dimension associated with lived experiences (Erleben). Analytically speaking, lived experiences can be understood as the present experiences of the world after it has been physically perceived through our senses, but before it has been culturally structured and interpreted. These experiences form a kind of closure, a finite and immediate experience of being in the world. Concerning the concept of identity, the sense of one’s place, we could thus understand them as temporarily stable footings (White 2008) in a complex world that heavily relies on mechanisms of stabilization.

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Rédacteur(s) en chef

Andreas Schellewald

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01 mars 2018

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Specters of immediacy
Am grünen Prater 11
1020 Wien

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