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From lived time to lived space. Minkowski’s (1885-1972) early contribution to Phenomenology

Abstract: Lived Time, which is the most famous book of Minkowski, is one of Merleau-Ponty’s references in his Phenomenology of Perception. Minkowski is mainly inspired by Husserl and Bergson. If Bergson opposed lived time or duration to spatiality, Minkowski opens a new horizon, mainly because he rejects the reduction of spatiality to extension or extensivness and shows that Bergson’s opposition relies on a false conception of space. The originality of his point of view is also related to his experience as a psychiatrist.

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