This book review in a scholarly journal was originally published as: Morrison, G. J. (). Book Review: John Russon, Human Experience: Philosophy. John Russon’s Human Experience draws on central concepts of contemporary European philosophy to develop a novel analysis of the human. Traversing the meaning of being and reflecting upon the world of everyday human experience, John Russon has introduced a heartening perspective of.

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Skip to main content. Log In Sign Up. The Humann in Perception: Intimacy as Transgression and the Problem of Freedom Puncta: Journal of Critical Phenomenology.

John Russon

This amounts to a call for promoting agency and freedom not only through critical analysis of public institutions, practices and discourses, but also through critical insight into and transformation of our most private and intimate relationships. Art, Politics, and the Nature of Experience.

In this philosophically sophisticated and yet reader-friendly book, Russon examines what it is like to exist as a person. His central thesis is that His central thesis is that our experience of ourselves, i. Russon is a consummate phenomenologist, and I recommend his book with great enthusiasm!

The author provides a unifed vision of a philosophy of art, history, and culture, and he avoids academic jargon in a successful attempt to make the book accessible to all in different but relevant practical ways. Articulating a philosophy for living life via experience, Russon argues for being at home in the world through family, community, and language to experience freedom: This is a book for those interested in philosophy and cultural criticism. In Sites of Exposure, Russon grapples with personal experiences such as growing up and encountering death and with broader issues such as political oppression, economic exploitation, and the destruction of the natural environment to investigate how to make life meaningful.


His is cutting-edge philosophical work, illuminated by original and rigorous thinking that relies on cross-cultural communication and engagement with the richness of human cultural history. These probing interpretations of the nature of phenomenology, the philosophy of art, history, and politics, are appropriate for students and scholars of philosophy at all levels.

Hermeneutical Agency in Patriarchal Society. I will proceed to defend the normative claim that understanding this dialectic forces the women of the current historical epoch to realize themselves as competent, equal, hermeneutical agents who are responsible for actualizing the realization of themselves in the world as competent, equal, hermeneutical agents through the roles they assume.

Existentialism UBC, Winter The Body as Family Narrative: Russon and the Education of the Soul.

John Russon, Human Experience: Philosophy, Neurosis, and the Elements of Everyday Life – PhilPapers

InJohn Russon published Human Experience: Philosophy, Neurosis, and the Elements of Everyday Life. In my judgment, this work makes a major contribution to the philosophic comprehension of human nature. Russon unites a provocative Russon unites a provocative synthesis of themes from phenomenology, psychoanalysis and deconstruction with a nuanced study of psychological life to offer an original interpretation of how we establish meaningful lives, and the problems that develop in that process.

Study Resource-5, Continental Philosophy. Becoming Bodily Equal to Tradition. Layers in Husserl’s Phenomenology: The Open Figure of Experience and Mind. Bearing Witness to Epiphany: Persons, Things, and the Nature of Tusson Life.

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While continental philosophy has relentlessly deconstructed the classical form of the philosophy book, Russon While continental philosophy has relentlessly deconstructed the classical form of the philosophy book, Russon has revived this form in a most compelling way.

More importantly, like Human Experience, Bearing Witness to Epiphany is the expression of profound thinking. This book should make it clear to everyone that John Russon is one of the few original voices working in continental philosophy today. With grace and philosophical rigor, Russon shows that an exploration of sexuality not only illuminates the psychological dimensions of our interpersonal lives but also provides the basis for a new approach to ethics and politics.


Rusxon toward others, he contends, develop alongside our personal growth. Bearing Witness to Epiphany brings to light the essential russpn between expereince and political bonds and the development of our powers of expression, leading to a substantial study of the nature and role of art in human life.

Human Experience: Philosophy, Neurosis, and the Elements of Everyday Life

Philosophy, Neurosis and the Elements of Everyday Life. Beginning with a study of the nature of perception, embodiment, and memory, Russon investigates the formation of personality through family and social experience. He focuses on the importance of the feedback we receive from others regarding our fundamental worth as persons, and on the way this interpersonal process embeds meaning into our most basic bodily practices: Russon concludes with an original interpretation of neurosis as the habits of bodily practice developed in family interactions that have become the foundation for developed interpersonal life, and proposes a theory of psychological therapy as the development of philosophical insight that responds to these neurotic compulsions.

Phenomenological Realism and the Moving Image of Experience. Ads help cover our server costs.

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