One Step Further: The Dance between Poetic Dwelling and Socratic Wonder in Phenomenological Research

Bidragets oversatte titel: Et skridt videre: Poetisk dvælen og sokratisk undren i fænomenologisk forskning

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The phenomenological attitude is essential for practising phenomenology. Many refer to wonder and wonderment as basic attitudes and ways of being present with and listening to phenomena. In this article a critical view is placed on the typically psychologically-loaded language and tonality that is used by phenomenological researchers in the human sciences in order to describe the wonder and openness they try to be a part of when doing phenomenology. With reference to the difference between Heidegger's and Gadamer's views on Socratic dialectics the author points to an ontological dimension in the phenomenology of wonder that cannot be reached by taking only an emotional-bodily-oriented approach (the psychological approach) or an aesthetical-intuitive-oriented approach (the late Heidegger poeticised philosophizing). Instead this dimension must be reached through a Socratic questioning and Community of Wonder.
Bidragets oversatte titelEt skridt videre: Poetisk dvælen og sokratisk undren i fænomenologisk forskning
TidsskriftThe Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology
Udgave nummerSpecial edition
Sider (fra-til)1-20
Antal sider20
StatusUdgivet - jan. 2012


  • eksistentiel fænomenologi,
  • undringens fænomenologi
  • undringsfællesskaber
  • sokratisk dialektik
  • dannelse