Situated Anxiety: A Phenomenology of Agoraphobia

  • Dylan TriggEmail author
Part of the Contributions To Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 95)


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.


Anxiety Place Agoraphobia Intersubjectivity Bodies Spatiality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ViennaViennaAustria

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