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Title: Materiale Phänomenologie und praktische Wahrheitsgenese
Subtitle: Die Bestimmung der Kategorialität im Anschluss an Michel Henry
Author(s): KÜHN, Rolf
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Filosofie
Volume: 75    Issue: 4   Date: 2013   
Pages: 721-753
DOI: 10.2143/TVF.75.4.3007378

Abstract :
Life, in a verbal sense, means to display the potentialities of a subjectively determined life as originary phenomenological givenness. Thus, subjectivity is to be taken (both in monadological and intersubjective sense) as the virtual totality of the manifold possibilities of Life. In the context of the phenomenological reduction taken as a 'critique of ideology' involving history and society, this means that the notion of 'being' cannot be related to an objectively fixed form as the product of an act of consciousness, insofar that consciousness — and the re-presented being which results from it — is only form of the displayed potentialities, in this case an objectification by means of projected representations. This objectification is, in itself, something other than the origin of the genealogy — or the production — of subjective phenomenological life. In this sense, if each sentence or theory of objectivity is to be viewed only as a deictic moment — or a practical prescription — related to the previous and the future actions of such genealogy, it is possible to articulate and codify the originary totality of life, bearing in mind each generality as a categorical expression of such processes of objectivity.

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