Mind, Habits and Social Reality
VOLUME 6, JULY 2014 

Mind, Habits and Social Reality

The present volume of Phenomenology and Mind is dedicated to the topic of habit, especially in its personal and social aspects. The phenomenological...

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Mind, Habits and Social Reality

The present volume of Phenomenology and Mind is dedicated to the topic of habit, especially in its personal and social aspects. The phenomenological tradition has produced a number of interesting and fruitful reflections on habits, importantly challenging the often too sharply drawn distinction between nature and culture. The notion of habit is crucial in understanding Husserl’s phenomenology. The ante-predicative framing of types in perception and the felt movement of the lived-body, the framing of position-takings in logically, evaluatively, and practically formed judgments, the rational stances one can adopt, e.g., in interpersonal discourse, or the attitudes shaping one’s conceptual grasp of the world – in all these instances conscious life decisively involves elements of habit (types, positions, stances, attitudes, etc.).
(from the Introduction)


CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
Matt Bower (Beloit College), Emanuele Caminada (Universität zu Köln)
Introduction


SESSION 1. Habits and the Phenomenology of Types

Dermot Moran (University College Dublin)
The Ego as Substrate of Habitualities: Edmund Husserl’s Phenomenology of the Habitual Self

Dieter Lohmar (Universität zu Köln)
Types and Habits. Habits and their Cognitive Background in Hume and Husserl

Christian Ferencz-Flatz (Alexandru Dragomir Institute for Philosophy, Bucharest)
A Phenomenology of Automatism. Habit and Situational Typification in Husserl

Tomas da Costa (Bergische Universität Wuppertal)
Between Relevance Systems and Typification Structures: Alfred Schutz on Habitual Possessions


SESSION 2. Habit’s Role in Mind and Knowing

Maxine Sheets-Johnstone (University of Oregon)
On the Origin, Nature, and Genesis of Habit

Andrea Zhok (Università degli Studi di Milano)
Habit and Mind. On the Teleology of Mental Habits

Adi Efal (Universität zu Köln)
Naturalization: Habits, Bodies and their Subjects

James McGuirk (University of Nordland)
Phenomenological Considerations of Habit: Reason, Knowing and Self-Presence in Habitual Action

Richard Charles Strong (Villanova University)
Habit and the Extended Mind: Fleshing Out the Extended Mind Theory with Merleau-Pontian Phenomenology


SESSION 3. The Social and Normative Character of Habit

Nick Crossley (University of Manchester)
The Concept of Habit and the Regularities of Social Structure

Valérie Kokoszka (Independent Scholar)
Phenomenological Habitus and Social Creativity

Frank Scalambrino (University of Dallas)
From a Phenomenology of the Reciprocal Nature of Habits and Values to an Understanding of the Intersubjective Ground of Normative Social Reality

Alejandro Arango (Vanderbilt University)
Husserl’s Concept of Position-Taking and Second Nature


SPECIALS

Rochus Sowa (RWTH Aachen University)
Episodic and Non-Episodic Intentionality: On the Constitutive Function of the Epistemic Habitualities of Knowledge and Belief in Edmund Husserl

Marco Cavallaro (Universität zu Köln)
Annotated Bibliography: Writings on the Topic of Habit