Phenomenology

Paperback | October 2, 2012

byShaun Gallagher

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This new introduction by Shaun Gallagher gives students and philosophers not only an excellent concise overview of the state of the field and contemporary debates, but a novel way of addressing the subject by looking at the ways in which phenomenology is useful to the disciplines it applies to. Gallagher retrieves the central insights made by the classic phenomenological philosophers (Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, and others), updates some of these insights in innovative ways, and shows how they directly relate to ongoing debates in philosophy and psychology. Accounts of phenomenological methods, and the concepts of intentionality, temporality, embodiment, action, self, and our ability to understand other people are integrated into a coherent contemporary statement that shows why phenomenology is still an active and vital philosophical approach.

Each chapter begins with a discussion of the classic analyses and then goes on to show their relevance to contemporary debates in philosophy about embodied, enactive and extended approaches to our understanding of human experience. Along the way Gallagher introduces some novel interpretations that suggest how phenomenology can both inform and be informed by the terms of these debates.

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This new introduction by Shaun Gallagher gives students and philosophers not only an excellent concise overview of the state of the field and contemporary debates, but a novel way of addressing the subject by looking at the ways in which phenomenology is useful to the disciplines it applies to. Gallagher retrieves the central insights ...

SHAUN GALLAGHER is the Lillian and Morrie Moss Professor of Excellence in Philosophy at the University of Memphis, USA. He has a secondary appointment at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, and is Honorary Professor of Philosophy at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.65 × 5.59 × 0.57 inPublished:October 2, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsIntroduction   The situation of phenomenologyChapter 1What is phenomenology?PhenomenologiesHistorical background and foregroundDeath and reincarnationA different phenomenologyFurther readingChapter 2Psychologism, transcendentalism and a new naturalizingMathematics and psychologyNaturalistic and transcendental accountsThe new naturalismSome natural ways of using phenomenologyFormalizing phenomenologyNeurophenomenologyFront-loaded phenomenologyFurther readingChapter 3Phenomenological methods and some retoolingThe natural attitudeThe epochéThe phenomenological reductionRetooling the eidetic reductionSome questions about the first person perspective and languageFurther readingChapter 4Intentionalities Husserl's theory of intentionalityNoesis-noemaEnactive intentionalityFurther readingChapter 5Embodiment and the hyletic dimensionHyle: A sensational conceptThe critique of Husserl's theoryHyle and qualeEmbodiment and hyletic experienceDeepening the enactive interpretationFurther readingChapter 6Time and time againExperiencing timeHusserl's analysisThe ubiquity of temporalityOne more time: Primal impression and enactive structureFurther readingChapter 7Self and first-person perspectiveA tradition of disagreementsPrereflective and minimal aspects of selfThe sense of ownershipSchizophreniaSomatoparaphreniaRubber hand illusion and whole body displacementThe NASA robot experienceFirst-person perspectiveFurther readingChapter 8Lifeworld, action, narrativeThe lifeworldTurning the tablesAction and agencyThe narrative scaleFurther readingChapter 9Intersubjectivity and second-person perspectiveTranscendental intersubjectivityBeing-with othersStandard views of social cognitionPhenomenologial approaches to social cognitionDevelopmental studiesBehavioral and phenomenological evidenceEvidence from dynamic systems modelingThe narrative scale in social cognitionRevisiting transcendental intersubjectivityFurther reading