La actitud virtual: Intencionalidad, alteridad y extrañamiento
In this paper, I intend to show the right concern of phenomenology (specially of husserlian type) in the exploration of the textures of consciousness that explain themselves in the noetic-noematic structure of the phenomenological-transcendentally reduced world (within inverted commas). Therefore, the undoubtfulness of "immanent perception" takes, for instance, great importance in the virtual realm, as long as, in that realm, consciousness opens itself more radically to the intentional "otherness" than to what natural attitude calls "reality". Nevertheless, although phenomenology is able to justify the emergence of virtual reality (or of "real virtuality"), phenomenology has strategies ruling out the possibility that virtualization becomes simulation (deception). In this paper, this situation is presented as the ideal of the technical-virtual manipulation of what is given to consciousness. For this very reason, virtual attitude must keep an indispensable distance (strangeness effect), so that the sense of "reality" can continue to be a valid one.