JBSP Online: Nikos Soueltzis on Kinaesthetic Sensation and its Temporal Asymmetry

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Now online, a new article for the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology by Nikos Soueltzis (University of Crete).

Nikos Soueltzis – “Kinaesthesis Revisited: Kinaesthetic Sensation and its Temporal Asymmetry”: JBSP (Originally published online: 4 November 2022).

Abstract: The hyletic component of kinaesthetic sensation has generally been treated with suspicion. It is usually set aside in favour of Husserl’s later analysis of kinaesthetic experience which emphasizes its practical dimension. I try to show that a nuanced understanding of the hyletic component allows us to consider its deeper temporal function. From a rather neglected passage in his Ding und Raum I show that Husserl was aware of the temporal peculiarity of kinaesthetic sensation: it is characterized by a unique kind of “sameness”. I then try to explain how the hyletic dimension of kinaesthetic sensation is responsible for this peculiarity. By escaping the contingencies of protentional fulfilment kinaesthetic hyle merely unifies in an actual “belonging-together” our sensing of position and the motivation of the correlative appearances. It is on this basis that it fundamentally shapes at a passive-hyletic level the complex temporal dynamic of the practical dimension of kinaesthetic experience.

Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2022.2142803

Nikos Soueltzis, Department of Philosophy and Social Studies, University of Crete, Rethimno, Greece

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