VICTOR MOLCHANOV “THE PHENOMENON OF SPACE AND THE ORIGIN OF TIME” Moscow: Academic Project, 2015. ISBN: 978-5-8291-1752-8Journal: Horizon. Studies in Phenomenology (Vol.6, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2017-12-25
Authors : ANDREI PATKUL;
Page : 390-410
Keywords : Experience; difference; space; phenomenology; judgment; historicity; Victor Molchanov.;
In this review, I emphasize and analyze the main outcomes of the philosophical investigation presented in Victor Molchanov's book. I state that Molchanov's interpretation of Kant's theoretical philosophy, which is based on the so-called “model of production” as well as his reconstruction of F. Brentano's thought, could be very fruitful for the contemporary understanding of the essence and the limits of phenomenological research. I think that the phenomenal primacy of differences over identities and the methodological primacy of analysis over interpretation in phenomenology defended in this text are authentic theses that could renew the phenomenological way of thinking. The thesis of the primacy of space-experience over time-consciousness and the genesis of such consciousness as a kind of fiction from the space-experience is contentious, but could also be productive for the understanding of phenomena and the phenomenal world. The conceptions of the primordial body-judgments and space as condition of historicity are of great interest and well-reasoned applications of the main theoretical thesis of the primacy of space- experience over time-consciousness. Finally, I conclude that the author of the book formulates an original version of phenomenological philosophy. We could characterize this type of phenomenology as an “analytical phenomenology.” I am sure this version should be detailed and developed in the future investigations by the book's author and his followers.
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