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From the Nature of Meaning to a Phenomenological Refiguring of Nature

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From the Nature of Meaning to a Phenomenological Refiguring of Nature

Morris, David (2013) From the Nature of Meaning to a Phenomenological Refiguring of Nature. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement, 72 . pp. 317-341.

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Abstract

I argue that reconciling nature with human experience requires a new ontology in which nature is refigured as being in and of itself meaningful, thus reconfiguring traditional dualisms and the ‘hard problem of consciousness’. But this refiguring of nature entails a method in which nature itself can exhibit its conceptual reconfiguration—otherwise we get caught in various conceptual and methodological problems that surreptitiously reduplicate the problem we are seeking to resolve. I first introduce phenomenology as a methodology fit to this task, then show how life manifests a field in which nature in and of itself exhibits meaningfulness, such that this field can serve as a starting point for this phenomenological project. Finally, I take immunogenesis as an example in which living phenomena can guide insights into the ontology in virtue of which meaning arises in nature.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Philosophy
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Morris, David
Journal or Publication:Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement
Date:July 2013
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1017/S1358246113000179
ID Code:977292
Deposited By: DAVID MORRIS
Deposited On:23 May 2013 17:44
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:44
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