DOI: 10.30443/POI2018-0021

The Question of Personal Identity in E. Husserl

Mario Autieri

The question of personal identity in Husserl’s work: Husserl’s analysis shows that the perceptual present always displays a train of retained impressions; retention motivates protention through a passive process of association, governed by essential laws of genesis. Intentionality changes over time and experience; so we can say that intentionality is constituted by experience that pre-delineates horizons of possible experiences. In this conceptual framework the ego as an identical pole that accompanies every experience is investigated because, in constituting the object, the ego constitutes itself. Person is the conscious being in the fullest account of constitution, not just as psyche but a conscious and responsible agent living in a state of affects, emotions, etc. and as essentially embodied. Finally, the self-constitution of the ego through its own habitus is discussed focusing on the concept of monad and on Derrida’s point of view.

Key-words: Intentionality, Ego, Person, Monad

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