Studia Phaenomenologica

Volume 14, 2014

Place, Environment, Atmosphere

Dragoş Duicu
Pages 263-283

La proto-structure spatialisante et dynamique : la solution patočkienne au probleme de l’espace

The paper analyses Patočka’s phenomenological treatment of the concept of space and of personal spatiality. Patočka’s solution (the pronominal proto-structure of interpellation) is used to assess Heidegger’s approach to the concept of space. Patočka’s phenomenological advancements in regards to his teacher’s developments are considered first through a comparison of their respective concepts of “Earth”, and second, through an evaluation of the reasons of the impossibility of the Heideggerian attempt, in Sein und Zeit, to reduce spatiality to temporality.