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    Play and Self-Reflection. Eugen Fink’s Phenomenological Anthropology
    Dialogue and Universalism 28 (4): 215-229. 2018.
    The paper takes into consideration the relationship between philosophical anthropology and phenomenology from the point of view provided by Eugen Fink’s philosophical path. Starting with phenomenological researches into the structure of constitution and reduction, after the Second World War Fink puts forth an anthropological theory based on the notion of play. This paper identifies the self-reflective and practical structure of Selbstbesinnung as a constant element of Fink’s analysis of the phen…Read more
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    Motivational Analysis in Husserl’s Genetic Phenomenology
    Studia Phaenomenologica 18 91-108. 2018.
    The paper discusses motivation as the inner lawfulness of consciousness and a central methodological principle of genetic phenomenology, highlighting the problem of its ambiguous status oscillating between a historical-empirical and a transcendental account of consciousness. The focus on motivation allows for the practical character of intentionality to emerge, thus presenting genetic phenomenology as a more comprehensive approach to subjective life which takes into account its constitutive inde…Read more
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    A phenomenological approach to anthropology should not propose a static definition of man, but inquire into specific human motivations, which never occur isolated. Therefore, the autonomy-dependency connection is presented as a possible human motivational ground. The notion of autonomy, presented with reference to the Kantian idea of the self-determining reason and to the Husserlian account of self-constitution, reveals in itself elements of dependency. On the other side, the notion of vulnerabi…Read more
  • Fink and philosophy as self-rememoration
    Verifiche: Rivista Trimestrale di Scienze Umane 40 (4): 63-83. 2011.
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    Triebsphäre und urkindheit Des ich
    Husserl Studies 25 (2): 141-157. 2009.
    This paper explores Husserl’s late manuscripts in order to sketch a phenomenological description of drives and the dimension of passive constitution that belongs to them. Although this topic touches upon psychological issues, it will be shown that a specifically phenomenological approach allows us to recognize the transcendental significance of instincts. By means of the phenomenological reduction, drives reveal a peculiar subject, the ‘original child’, which is described not as a figure of deve…Read more
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    The phenomenological notion of person is presented and settled between facticity and eidetic dimension. Through this critical assessment the analysis responds to the classical criticism raised against the alleged abstractness of phenomenology and opens the possibility of a fruitful dialog with ethics and psychology. The enquiry about the idea of person sheds new light on the correlated notions of phenomenological idealism, eidos and constitution that are brought in closer connection with the liv…Read more
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    The Centered Reality
    Dialogue and Universalism 26 (3): 95-108. 2016.