Experience, Poetry and Truth: On the phenomenology of Ernst Jünger’s The Adventurous Heart

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Abstract

Ernst Jünger is known for his war writings, but is largely ignored by contemporary phenomenologists. In this essay, I explore his e Adventurous Heart which has recently been made available in English. is work consists of a set of fragments which, when related, disclose a coherent ow of philosophical thinking. Speci cally, I show that, beneath a highly poetic and obscure prose, Jünger posits how subjective experience and poetry allow individuals to realize truth. I relate parts of Jünger’s insights to contributions by Husserl, Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty, arguing that Jünger o ers a unique and valuable contribution to the phenomenological discipline.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhainomena
Volume26
Issue number100-101
Pages (from-to)61-73
ISSN1318-3362
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Experience
  • Junger
  • Phenomenology.
  • Poetry
  • Truth

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