2018-02Thematic Section
Trauma and Phenomenology


The phenomenology of trauma is a historical, epistemological, and methodic inquiry that wishes to test the validity of an already settled dynamic model of surprise as shock-rupture based on its correlated inner structures of attention (as an open awaiting) and emotion (as a perduring resonance). Thanks to an integrative approach, crossing (micro)phenomenological subjective experiences and empirical (neuro and physiological) data, we hope to renew the understanding of the blank lived experience of trauma and the passive preconscious dynamics of traumatism, as well as to generate possible therapeutic effects.


trauma, traumatism, phenomenology, Husserl, neurophenomenology, microphenomenology, cardiophenomenology, surprise, emotion, passivity, memory

How to cite:

Depraz, Natalie. “Trauma and Phenomenology.” Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 2, no. 2(4) (2018): 53–74. https://doi.org/10.26319/4716.


Natalie Depraz
Department of Philosophy, University of Rouen-Normandy
Husserl-Archives (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)


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