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Lived World According to Hayy ibn Yaqzan and the Lifeworld

(Original title: Živý svet podľa spisu Hajj ibn Jaqzán a životný svet)
Filozofia, 68 (2013), Mimoriadne číslo 1: Interiorita, exteriorita, responzivita, 45-59.
Type of work: I. Phenomenological Interpretations
Publication language: Slovak

The author argues that comparing certain aspects of philosophical conceptions across the history of philosophy does make sense, as on his view is evident from the comparison of Avicenna’s story of Hayy ibn Yaqzan and Husserl’s concept of lifeworld. As for Avicenna, he suggests that the lived and awake world is connected with the awake subject. Further, the observer accepts the play of the lived world through initiation expanding from the individual interiority to the exteriority of the world. Hayy ibn Yaqzan is a part of a narrative tradition with the wake observer as its subject who’s universal reflection makes his connection with the utmost margin, i.e. the infinite, possible. Husserl’s lifeworld, on the other hand, is a different conception of a conscious and awake world. But he also has to consider the never-ending searching for the truth as well as coming the occurrence into existence, which on one hand provokes looking into the interior through the exterior, or, on the other hand, observing the worldly exterior from the perspective of noematic subjectivity. This philosophical approach, which is based on epoché, enables the subject to uncover the universum from its depth up to its surface.


Conscious world, Epochè, Exteriority, Hayy ibn Yaqzan, Interiority, Lifeworld

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