Université de Fribourg

Openness to the World : an Enquiry into the Intentionality of Perception

Giananti, Andrea ; Soldati, Gianfranco (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2015.

When we perceive we are under the impression of being directly aware of concrete, mindindependent objects. We also consider perception as a basic, reliable source for acquiring beliefs and an effective means for coping with the environment. In the philosophical literature, this direct and basic character of perception is sometimes captured by saying that perception is openness to the world....

Université de Fribourg

Edmund Husserl's theory of image consciousness, aesthetic consciousness, and art

Kurg, Regina-Nino ; Soldati, Gianfranco (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2014.

The central theme of my dissertation is Husserl’s phenomenological analysis of how we experience images. The aim of my dissertation is twofold: 1) to offer a contribution to the understanding of Husserl’s theory of image consciousness, aesthetic consciousness and art, and 2) to find out whether Husserl’s theory of the experience of images is applicable to modern and contemporary art,...