Phenomenology

Intent(s)

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Aims

  • To critically ponder on mythologies based in linguistic and cultural systems.

    • How does one choose to represent their own reality/identity?

    • To investigate the internal dynamics of Family and Familiarity.

    • To critically examine, through semiotics, philosophies built around faith(s). 

    • To get a better understanding of the collective self.  

  • To widen an understanding of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) through a series of interdisciplinary lenses, exploring concept(s) such as:

    • Empathy.

    • Trauma.

    • Reality.

    • Love.

  • To capture a string of thought during the creative process, further translating it as vividly as possible – using, Sound, Image, The Body and Texture as starting points.

  • To hypothesize digital software and hardware technologies as tools, much like a camera to a photographer, or a brush to a painter. 

  • To look deeper into the Virtual Portrait

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Lenses

  • Neuropsychology

    • The study of the relationship between behavior, emotion, and cognition on the one hand, and brain function on the other.

  • Phenomenology

    • The science of phenomena as distinct from that of the nature of being. An approach that concentrates on the study of consciousness and the objects of direct experience

  • Epistemology (Ontology) 

    • The theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope. Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion.

  • Anatomy 

    • A study of the structure or internal workings of something.

Empathy in Spheres

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“There is not a single definition of empathy. The explanandum being heterogeneous, we cannot expect to discover a common mechanism explaining it. What is meant by empathy depends on the basic scientific/clinical/philosophical question. Within the neurosciences, empathy is shifting from a simple automatic bottom- up process to a more complex phenomenon in which different mechanisms (either bottom-up and top-down processing) are involved”. (Massimiliano 11)



Sources:

Aragona, Massimiliano. “The Many Faces of Empathy, between Phenomenology and Neuroscience.” Academia.edu - Share Research, 2013, www.academia.edu/5590572/The_many_faces_of_empathy_between_phenomenology_and_neuroscience.