135 THE ELUSIVE IN EXPERIENCE Kenneth J. Shapiro A primary assertion of this paper is that elusiveness is an ever-present atmosphere of experience. To offer an initial and rough referent, at every moment there is, whether tacit or posited, a sense of something incomplete, of something beyond reach. A further thesis is that, in part simply because it has a complex structure, we often fail to take up this atmosphere as it is. One purpose of this essay is to describe these distortions of the elusive nature of experience. Certain quests for complete- ness or perfection and, on the other hand, certain idealizations of former times will be shown to have the structure of such in- authentic "resolutions", to be attempts to "finish" something which experiencing itself gives as inherently unfinished, as in- complete. These modes of being have relevance in a clinical setting as well as for a phenomenology of mundane living. However, an apparent obstacle to our chief goal, a full- bodied description of elusiveness itself, immediately arises. How can we explicate elusiveness, it being what it is, elusive? At second glance, this is a logician's hold which a phenomenologi- cal method readily slips. We seek
Journal of Phenomenological Psychology – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1976
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.
Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.
It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera