Rethinking Interiority

Phenomenological Approaches

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A philosophical investigation of the concept of interiority, presenting readers with its unmined aspects and senses.


A philosophical exploration of the concept of interiority, Rethinking Interiority presents readers with its unmined aspects and senses, including ideas of an inner world and life, personal identity, auto-affection, and its social and political dimensions as well as its ethical possibilities. Internationally recognized scholars and philosophers investigate figures in the history of phenomenology as well as recent developments in psychology and the neurosciences to uncover not only the depths of interiority but also how it comes to connect with and structure external reality. Western and Eastern philosophical positions are addressed, creating a fruitful dialogue in which readers are invited to participate.

Elodie Boublil is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris Est Créteil. Antonio Calcagno is Professor of Philosophy at King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.


"This rich, engaging collection remains grounded in a well-defined topic while opening our reflection on it to multiple perspectives. It attends to areas where interiority is frequently explored while reminding us that phenomenology, both old and new, has something important to say." — Jeffrey Bloechl, author of Levinas on the Primacy of the Ethical: Philosophy as Prophecy