Volume 4, Issue Part 2, 2007
Selected Essays from Northern Europe Part 2
Erlebnis und Gelassenheit
Die heutige Welt aus radikal phänomenologischer Sicht
Archilochos recommends that we have to know the rhythm that maintains human being. In this lecture, the element of Erlebnis, sensation vitale, lived experience, is traced as the rhythm fundamental to modern civil society. Erlebnis transforms the old rhythm of a teleological rationality in two diverging directions, one of a rationality that treats lived experience as a product of life-management and one, opened up by philosophy and art, in which at the end Erlebnis gives way to Gelassenheit, release.