CFS Lecture by Stefano Micali: "Subject of Anxiety. A phenomenological Investigation"

Anxiety is a fundamental and multifaceted phenomenon of emotional and affective life. It is essentially characterised by ambiguity and complexity. In my lecture, I will first outline a topography of anxiety from a phenomenological perspective. Subsequently, I will focus on a specific aspect: anxiety arises in the expectation of an imminent threat. The “impressional” awareness of this expectation is characterized by a specific form of certainty. In this context, I will concentrate on the relationship between time-consciousness and unclear phantasy (in Husserl’s sense).