Dialogues in Philosophy
Mental and Neuro Sciences

Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences

The official journal of Crossing Dialogues
Volume 12, Issue 2 (December 2019)


The situative and the reactive

Giorgio Castignoli
This article’s aim is to reconsider the concept of the situative [Situativen] as it is described by the German psychiatrist and phenomenologist Hubertus Tellenbach. The category of the situative is fundamental for the understanding of the psychology of the situation, and it is here conceptualized starting from the contribution of the European classical psychopathology, i.e. Jaspers, Minkowsky, Pauleikhoff, and Lange.
The concepts of situative, situation, adjustment and reaction are here discussed. When bound in a certain axiological perspective, the limits of the situation in which the person is immerged make her unable to adjust to particular life conditions. Such dynamic spreads light on a phenomenological account of the vulnerability towards depression.
situative, situation, adjustment, reaction, vulnerability, depression
Dial Phil Ment Neuro Sci 2019; 12(2): 69-74
Received on October 21, 2019
Accepted on December 23, 2019
Firstly published online on December 30, 2019