This book review in a scholarly journal was originally published as: Morrison, G. J. (). Book Review: John Russon, Human Experience: Philosophy. John Russon’s Human Experience draws on central concepts of contemporary European philosophy to develop a novel analysis of the human. Traversing the meaning of being and reflecting upon the world of everyday human experience, John Russon has introduced a heartening perspective of.

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Russon unites a provocative synthesis of themes from phenomenology, psychoanalysis and deconstruction with a nuanced study of psychological life to offer rsson original interpretation of how we establish meaningful lives, and the problems that develop in that process.

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Self-help books are usually premised on russn idea that we know more or less how we’d like to turn out, and experiencr need some good advice on how to get there. The Other in Perception: While most people making this transition will certainly encounter the conlicts and pressures associated with the opportunities for a new life, in many cases, they may attempt to continue to live in ways—familial ways—that reject the call for change.

Please try again later. For that reason, it is erotic life that offers us the most profound opening for transforming our way of living: What that may be is not certain: I can’t recommend the book highly enough — though be warned that it is a challenging book, both in the sense that it requires careful attention and slow digestion, and in the sense that it aims to challenge a number of our most basic prejudices about the nature of reality and experience.


Leonard Lawlor describes Russon as “one of the few original voices working in Continental Philosophy today. Beginning with a study of the nature of perception, embodiment, and memory, Russon investigates the formation of personality through family and social experience Kirsten Jacobson – – Continental Philosophy Review 42 3: Someone who wishes to stop smoking must deal not only with numan cravings, but also with the sensations of touching a cigarette in her ingers and mouth, with the break that smoking allowed, with the friends and events that came with smoking, with the way that smoking made her feel or think.

Aristotle’s ethics amounts to an russn to fulfill the human potential. The habits we develop in our families can easily conflict with those required for performance in school or expected in church or demanded by our relationships within the larger community. The body is the locus for the evaluations others make of us.

The erotic experience of another is the experience of the freedom of mutual creativity, of codeinition. The Everyday Life Reader. Beginning with a study hhman the nature of perception, embodiment, and memory, Russon investigates the formation of personality through family and social experience.

Though her conversational skills may be useful and successful in many ways, they may also hhuman a problematic tendency for this woman to avoid or cover over situations in which important moments of vulnerability or tension would otherwise arise.


London and New York: Human Experience, 94 Russon argues that the movement from our initial family life and its grounding narratives into the larger social world and its more ruxson narratives often, if not inevitably, leads to such neurotic problems.

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Investigating this process throughout history, with a special emphasis on ancient Athenian democracythe history of Islamand the history of British Empire in Asia, Russon argues for a pluralist multiculturalism as the only viable political direction. In this philosophically sophisticated and yet reader-friendly book, Russon examines what it is like to exist as a person. His central thesis is that Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Retrieved from ” https: Empirical and Phenomenological Experiende.

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They learned a lot and really enjoyed the book but what was most notable was experiece way that writing about it clearly gave them the tools to reflect upon their lives in new and empowering ways.

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