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Sonja Feger

Sonja Feger
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PhD Candidate

University of Koblenz-Landau

Sonja Feger studied philosophy at the University of Freiburg, the Université de Sorbonne (Paris IV), at Basel University, and at DePaul University (Chicago). She received her B.A. (2014) and her M.A. degree (2018) from the University of Freiburg. Since March 2018, she is a PhD candidate at the University of Koblenz-Landau where she is doing research on methodological conditions of a phenomenological anthropology, focusing on the notion of the lifeworld both in Husserl’s transcendental phenomenology and in Blumenberg’s works. Accordingly, her main research interests are phenomenology and phenomenological anthropology.

The 'Lifeworld' Between Transcendental Phenomenology and Anthropology. An Examination on Husserl and Blumenberg

Sonja Fegers research project revolves around a more detailed determination of the relation between phenomenology and anthropology. More precisely, she wishes to examine the concept of the ‘lifeworld’ in both Edmund Husserl’s and in Hans Blumenberg’s philosophies. In doing so, she wishes to develop Blumenberg’s reception and essential modifications of Husserl’s transcendental phenomenology. She is concerned with the question to which extend a ‘phenomenological anthropology’ bears the condition of a modified understanding of ‘transcendental phenomenology.’ Instead of furnishing a positive anthropology, she wishes to take into account different approaches towards human life as such and their respective methodological conditions in a systematic way.