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On the Proactive Structure of Love Consciousness: A Phenomenological Investigation

Social Sciences in China Review

No.4, 2019

 

On the Proactive Structure of Love Consciousness: A Phenomenological Investigation (Abstract)

 

Zhang Zhiping

 

The love phenomenon is an important phenomenon in human society. In intellectual circles, there are not only non-phenomenological but also phenomenological investigations into the love phenomenon. The difference between the two is that nonphenomenological investigation is usually transcendental rather than intrinsic, empirical rather than intuitive in nature, indirect hypothetical rather than self-given. The phenomenological investigation starts with the object itself, emphasizes not judging transcendence, returns to the demonstrative realm of consciousness, and grasps the object that is given within the realm of consciousness. On this basis, the phenomenological investigation of the proactive structure of love consciousness means starting from the directness and internality of love consciousness and facing the love consciousness itself to clarify its proactive structure. When people have problems with a love relationship, they also need to find the root cause of the problem and possible solutions from different levels of the proactive structure.