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Introduction to Phenomenology - Robert Sokolowski

Introduction to Phenomenology

Hardcover Published: 1st October 1999
ISBN: 9780521660990
Number Of Pages: 252

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This book presents the major philosophical doctrines of phenomenology in a clear, lively style with an abundance of examples. The book examines such phenomena as perception, pictures, imagination, memory, language, and reference, and shows how human thinking arises from experience. It also studies personal identity as established through time and discusses the nature of philosophy. In addition to providing a new interpretation of the correspondence theory of truth, the author also explains how phenomenology differs from both modern and postmodern forms of thinking.

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'Both in tone and content it is an eminently successful introduction to phenomenology. It offers rich and illuminating insights both for the first-time reader and for the long-term scholar. This is the introduction to phenomenology that many of us have been waiting for.' Richard Cobb-Stevens, Boston College 'Sokolowski takes the reader through all the main concepts of phenomenology such as intentionality, temporality, evidence, intuition, and lifeworld, and touches upon certain important structures that phenomenology discovers. You cannot possibly have a simpler, more straightforward, and yet completely dependable exposition.' J. N. Mohanty, Emory University

What is intentionality and why is it important?
Perception of a cube as a paradigm of conscious experience
Three formal structures in phenomenology
An initial statement of what phenomenology is
Perception, memory, and imagination
Words, pictures, and symbols
Categorical intentions and objects
Phenomenology of the self
The life-world and intersubjectivity
Reason, truth, and evidence
Eidetic intuition
Phenomenology defined
Phenomenology in the present historical context
Appendix: phenomenology in the last one hundred years
Select bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521660990
ISBN-10: 0521660998
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 1st October 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.54