Volume 19, 2008
Transformatitve Phänomenologie Neue Denkwege zwischen Asien und Europa
The approach of a "transformative phenomenology" was won
from a comprehensive analysis of Asien philosophies. In most Asian
philosophies the knowledge about life is not only a descriptive one
but rather a transformative knowledge. This means that the analysis
of the life changes and realizes our life in a new way and transforms
it from within. It is tried in using the approach of eastasien
philosophies as an startingpoint to deepen and transform certain
trends of phenomenology. Going beyond a "descriptive" and
"hermeneutical phenomenology" a "transformative phenomenology"
is proposed in which the process of its own execution will be a
constitutive element of the method itself. The analysis of phenomena
isn't longer an act of pure objectivation but a transformation for my
perception and existence. The transformation which is performed by
the phenomenological work is in this way always connected with my
way to live. In the work I encounter my own experience with all
possible consequences which an intensive meeting can have.
Phenomenology don't mean any longer to describe phenomena as a
"pure spectator" but transform myself as a process of Bildung within
the encounter with my own social, bodily and thinking experience.