The Pairing (Paarung) - § 51, Fifth Cartesian Meditation – is an aspect of Husserlian thought quoted and analysed by several authors of the XX century philosophy. Though, this notion hasn’t been fully investigated in its consequences for the phenomenological project. The paper will analyse in detail the characteristics of Pairing as a corporeal relation that is, in Husserl’s words, an “universal form of structure”, constituting subjectivity in the theoretical, anthropological and social fields. The reevaluation of such a concept will be performed with reference to some thinkers of sexual difference, a philosophical stream which gives a peculiar relevance to embodied relationships.
Giardini, F. (2003). The Corporeal Paarung in E. Husserl's Fifth Cartesian Meditation. In I. COPOERU (a cura di), Person, community, and identity (pp. 65-76). CLUJ-NAPOCA : The House of the Book of Science.