Phenomenology is a type of reflective attentiveness attuned to giveness that occurs within experiencing itself. One describes the experience of the ” thing itself” as it is given within the very process of experiencing the matter, while simultaneously glancing at distance, as it were, through an attentive reflection. It is only when these matters apeear outside of the experiencing altogether that the putative descriptions of experience are merely construed or constructed.
In order to accomplish its openess to the matters themselves within experience, the phenomenologis can actively dis-position him – or herself. On the one hand, this entails disposing oneself openly toward the matters in question; on the other, it entails an attempt to ” dis-position” him – or herself from the event, that is, to dispose of the “self” . The interest at stake in the so-called phenomenological dis-interestedness is precisely self-interest, namely, the self’s interest in the world that intrudes on the scene and imposes itself on the phenomena; the preconceptions in question concern the preconceptions of the self with which one comes to the phenomena. We leave aside for now to what extent this can be accomplished. My point is that what phenomenology really wants to bracket is a self-imposition so as to let the matters flash forth as they give themselves; what we become dispassionate about is our selves through nan attempted dis-position of the self, and by so doing, dispose ouselves to being struck in which ever way the given gives itself. This is at least the pretension and the goal.
Eu comecei a traduzir e me toquei que demoraria – no minimo – uma hora só no primeiro parágrafo. Como ninguém vai dar a mínima mesmo (eu já me convenci que nestas horas o blog vira meu bloco de notas, não se preocupem), vou deixar eventuais consternações acerca do que tá escrito para a caixa de comentários.
Ah sim, a citação é do Steinbock em Phenomenology of Misticism, p. 4.
Tremenda definição do que tá em jogo no jogo.