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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Other editions – View all Human Experience: Her eyes return to you, but increasingly she seems to be looking elsewhere and she idgets in her chair.

John Russon

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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: Russon has clearly challenged many prejudices.

London and New York: As precisely the site of being in communication with another, sexuality is fundamentally a matter of expressing ourselves and be acknowledged by others: Ships from and sold by Amazon. In erotic experience, we experience the presence of others in our bodies, that is, we experience the non-isolability of our bodily identity from expereince signiicance others place upon it: Paul Gyllenhammer – – Schutzian Research 3: The fact that these issues arise in such dramatic numbers points to the fact the body is a special site of tension for people.

It is widely used in courses in philosophy and psychology. What begins as a responsive moment becomes, if success is met, a memorial way of being—a habit.

And we can’t really expect that to change, and can’t wait until it does to implement a plan for individual development. Stuhr – – Dialogue 45 2: Log In Sign Up. His most recent works include, “The Self expfrience Resolution: The body is the locus for the evaluations others make of us. Thus, while often denigrated as a base or animal drive, sexuality is in fact the preeminent mark of our freedom, and the site where our own freedom is inherently a freedom shared with another.


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Pennsylvania State University Press. Its argument unfolds in such as way as to lead the reader through what seems like a series of discoveries, or epiphanies, concerning her own life and her own place in the world.

What we speciically read in human bodies, according to Russon, are gestures of interpersonal meaning-making. Persons, Things, and the Nature of Erotic Life.

Russon offers here a unique view humman reality that makes sense of, what is commonly called, the existential-phenomenological tradition. Kirsten Jacobson – – Continental Philosophy Review 42 3: He is currently the editor of a book series from Northwestern University Press entitled Rereading Ancient Philosophya series that publishes experienve on ancient philosophy that are informed by the insights of continental philosophy.

Even though such behavior may on the surface announce that this person possesses a certain desirable skill and ease, Russon argues that such behaviors may in fact be ones that were developed in response to intense discomfort in a social situation—for example, she may come from a family in which it was of paramount importance to maintain a smooth social veneer even in the most dificult social situations.

Torres – – Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 5 3: For instance, a family may have enough loud and outgoing members already, so the child may come to ind directly or indirectly that being the quiet one secures her a place in the fold that is not already taken, a place that does not require her to enter into an already tight competition.

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This book was purchased for my son’s college class. Read more Read less. Skip to main content. Indeed, the body is recognized, like a palimpsest, as a site of revealing narratives that lie at levels beneath what we typically acknowledge or can ourselves immediately see. Existentialism UBC, Winter Sport, Intersubjectivity and Horizon.

Russon and the Education of the Soul 57 —. A rigorous update of the philosophical quest for self-knowledge and excellence.


Human Experience, 94 Russon argues that the movement from our initial family life and its grounding narratives into the larger social world and its more expedience narratives often, if not inevitably, leads to such neurotic problems. Beginning with a study of the nature of perception, embodiment, and memory, Russon investigates the formation of personality through family and social experience.

But this book is neither about these philosophers nor is it dependent on them for its justifications. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Notoriously, though, he claimed that this fulfillment was only possible for those who had already been raised well, with roughly the right set of habits or characteristic dispositions to act. John Russon born is a Canadian philosopherworking primarily in the tradition of Continental Philosophy.

Leonard Lawlor describes Russon as “one of the few original voices working in Continental Philosophy today. Nicholas Maxwell – – Metaphilosophy 33 3: Russon unites a provocative synthesis of themes rjsson 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 exprrience that process.

Someone who wishes to stop smoking must deal not only with nicotine cravings, but also with the sensations of touching a cigarette in her ingers and mouth, with the break that smoking allowed, with the friends and events that came with smoking, with the way that smoking made her feel or think.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Human Experience can prompt its reader to look anew at her ways of being embodied, and to begin to see the narratives that are written in the particularities of how her body weaves or fails to weave together with others and her surrounding situations.

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