a phenomenology of agoraphobia
Anxiety is sometimes thought of as either a state of mind, lacking a thick spatial depth, or otherwise conceived as something that individuals undergo alone. Such presuppositions are evident both conceptually and clinically. In this paper, I present a contrasting account of anxiety as being a situated affect. I develop this claim by pursuing a phenomenological analysis of agoraphobia. Far from a disembodied, displaced, and solitary state of mind, agoraphobic is revealed as being thickly mediated by bodily, spatial, and intersubjective dimensions.
Trigg, D. (2018)., Situated anxiety: a phenomenology of agoraphobia, in A. Schlitte & T. Hünefeldt (eds.), Situatedness and place, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 187-201.
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