The paper elaborates the new frontiers of phenomenology, exploring the limit phenomena of the consciousness’s life. They are offered by the posthumous collection of notes and manuscripts by Edmund Husserl, Grenzprobleme der Phänomenologie (Husserliana XLII, 2014). The protagonists are first of all the limit cases of experience: birth and death, awekening and sleep, conscious and unconscious. The issue offers a critical pathway to thematize drives and their relationship to animality on the one hand and to cognitive and practical activities on the other hand. The fundamental methodological questions of phenomenological research, i.e. the investigation of the passivity of consciousness, of affection, of the genesis of experience, are brought into a new light.
Failla, M. (2021). Husserl’s Grenzprobleme. PARADIGMI, XXXIX(3), 403-410.