PhaenEx 13 (2):1-10 (2020)

Abstract
The paper outlines an attempt at phenomenological description of two intermingled dimensions of human vulnerability. First, vulnerability understood as an essential dimension in the constitution of embodiment and second, vulnerability in regard to trust, as a form of emotive interpersonal disposition. In either case, vulnerability does not only refer to mere physical fragility but to the situational horizon where from emerge progressive anticipations of “possible harm”. According to this account, vulnerability appears as a practical horizon of emotional awareness of risk involving not only bodily fragility but a dimension of concrete existence of individual persons, namely, the intimate affectation of being harmed, injured or deprived or a practical aim. In this context the paper claims for a second and more radical sense of vulnerability that problematize the classical account of emotive protentionality, following Anthony Steinbock´s description of moral emotions. In this regard, vulnerability of trust involves an emotional risk and fragility that opens to consideration a dimension of human existence revealing human persons in their absolute and individual concreteness.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
DOI 10.22329/p.v13i2.6220
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 69,043
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Bodily Protentionality.Elizabeth A. Behnke - 2009 - Husserl Studies 25 (3):185-217.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Vulnerability as a Regulatory Category in Human Subject Research.Carl H. Coleman - 2009 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 37 (1):12-18.
Vulnerability and Resilience: A Critical Nexus.Mianna Lotz - 2016 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 37 (1):45-59.
Subjectivité et vulnérabilité chez Ricœur et Levinas.Cyndie Sautereau - 2013 - Études Ricoeuriennes / Ricoeur Studies 4 (2):8-24.
The Role of Vulnerability in Kantian Ethics.Paul Formosa - 2014 - In Catriona Mackenzie, Wendy Rogers & Susan Dodds (eds.), Vulnerability: New Essays in Ethics and Feminist Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 88-109.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2020-04-04

Total views
11 ( #848,671 of 2,498,580 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #426,098 of 2,498,580 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes