Book Review. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht,. Production of Presence: What Meaning Cannot Convey. (Stanford University Press, ). With his book Production of. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht: Production of Presence. What Meaning cannot Convey User’s manual PRESENCE PRODUCTION MEANING METAPHYSICS A spatial. Production of Presence: What Meaning Cannot Convey. Author: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht. × (60×90/16) hard cover, pp., ISBN 5‑‑‑4 .

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Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

If we form an idea of what this thing may be in relation to use — we attenuate the impact this thing can have on our bodies and our senses. An attitude that gives a higher value to the meaning of phenomena than to their material presence. A worldview that always wants to go beyond that which is physical. From focus upon interpretation to focus upon presence. Or more accurately productoon oscillation between interpretation and presence. The alternative approach that could illuminate aspects that were not part of an hermeneutic approach of interpretation and search for meaning.

Materialiteis of communication as all phenomena and conditions that contribute to the production of meaning withough being meaning in themselves. The materialities of communication. The effect of tangibility that comes from the materialities of communication is also in constant movement. Any form of communication will touch the bodies of the persons who are communicating. There is more to the world than meaning.

The Cartesian worldview and hermeneutics make it difficult to se what this could be. Connects presence with extreme temporality: The ephemeral character of aesthetic experience. The relationship of layers of meaning and gumbrcht of presene presence in art. Realities as constructions of our consciousness, still with features of consciousness that are common among all humans the transcendenal subject. Shared realities are social constructions. The materiality of the body and the fixity and stability this materiality causes.


Change requires forms of behaviour and action maintained over time not a simple decision to change as constructivism seems to suggest. Continues the polemic against constructivism. How come culture appears so natural?

Bring back the thingness of the world. The father of hermeneutics. Suggested a greater acknowledgment f the nonsemantic, i. Actually produced a repertoire of nonmetaphysical concepts. Discontenet witht the philosophy of Husserl: Being is not something conceptual.

Being belongs to guumbrecht dimension of things. It has substance and it occupies space. The vertical dimension points to Being simply being there.

The horizontal dimension points to Being as being perceived. Being refers to the things of the world prior to their interpretation.

But for us to experience Being, it will have to cross over and become part produtcion culture. And is no longer Being.

The role of Dasein in Dasein is not like subjectivity. Dasein is being-in-thethe happening of truth world, human existence that is gymbrecht already in contact with the world. Does not concern manipulating, transforming, or interpreting the world. The earth is the spontaneous forthcoming of that which is continually self-secluding produxtion to that extent sheltering and concealing. Being and presence Are obviously very close. Both imply substance, both are related to space, both can be associated with movement.

The tension between meaning that which makes things culturally specific and presence or Being. Propose concepts that can help overcome the status of interpretation within the humanities.

Two typologies, which are to be understood as Ideal-typen. In presence cultures, humans consider their bodies to be part of a cosmology — part of the world. Legitimate knowledge Meaning culture: Not necessarily conceptual, can be substantial 4. Gumnrecht is a sign Meaning culture: When the meaning is identified, the material signifier ceases to an object of interest.

Humans in the world 6. Violence and power 8.

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A sign is a coupling between a substance requires space and a form makes it possible for the substance to be perceived. The spiritual and the material is brought together in the sign — no side of the sign-concept will vanish once a meaning is secured. No will to alter these rhythms. Time is the primordial dimension — an unavoidable association beteen consciousness and temporality Husserl: Space is the primordial dimension in which the relationship between humans and the things of the world are being negotiated.


Typical to defer the moment of actual violence and thus transform violence into power. The relationship between human bodies can constantly turn into violence.

The concept of event is inseparably linked to the value of innovation. The equivalent of an innovation is the departure from the regularities of a cosmology and its codes for human conduct. Playfulness and fiction as concepts that characterize interactions whose participants have limited or no awareness at the motivations that guide their behaviour. Actions as motivation for behaviour have no place — thus cannot produce an equivalent f the concepts of playfulness or fiction.

Eucharist as the prototypical ritual. Types of worldFour types: Eating the things of the As in eating the body and drinking the blood of Christ. Penetrating things and Body contact, sexuality, aggression, destruction. The bodies merging of bodies with other bodies. Mysticism The presence of the world or the other is physically felt although there is no perception of a real object.

In meaning cultures — the fear of loosing control over oneself.

Communication and As exclusively spiritual ways of world-appropriation interpretation correspond to meaning-culture. Fear of total communication: Theories of Experience and Interpretation. Poetic thinking and aletheia in the thought of. Power Point on Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty.

Intentional Objects for Non-Humans. Phenomenological Understandings of Space.

Is the self a social construct?