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Phenomenology : An Introduction - Michael Lewis


An Introduction

Hardcover Published: 6th January 2011
ISBN: 9780826431431
Number Of Pages: 268

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This title introduces the history and methods of Phenomenology through the study of four key thinkers: Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre and Merleau-Ponty. This book provides a concise and comprehensive introduction to the concept of phenomenology, perhaps the most important and influential movement in twentieth century philosophy. It explains the development of the phenomenological method in the works of four thinkers: Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. It also addresses the criticisms directed at phenomenology by Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, and the ways in which phenomenology has continued to flourish in spite of such critique, in the work of Michel Henry and Jean-Luc Marion. The text includes many helpful features such as key definitions, sample essay and exam questions, an extensive bibliography, and suggested readings for each topic covered, making the book an ideal companion to any course in phenomenology and phenomenological thinkers. The book presupposes no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, making it suitable for those encountering phenomenology for the first time, but it also provides an original interpretation that will be of lasting value to postgraduates and scholars.

"Phenomenology: An Introduction fills a gap in the existing literature on phenomenology in a most effective and lively way: by taking up the major concepts pursued by the leading figures of this philosophical movement, discussing these concepts with great clarity and insight, and relating them to contemporary thinkers who write in the wake of the founders. This book will be widely read and appreciated by students of phenomenology and by general readers who wish to explore this major philosophical school. For both, there could be no better way to gain entry into the unique world of thought that phenomenology offers." - Edward S. Casey, Distinguished Professor, SUNY at Stony Brook, USA

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Edmund Husserl
The Phenomenological Epochep. 11
Intentionality and Perceptionp. 21
The Lifeworldp. 33
Intersubjectivityp. 47
Martin Heidegger
Heidegger after Husserlp. 67
From Mineness to Authenticityp. 85
Nature and Artp. 99
Technologyp. 108
Jean-Paul Sartre
Phenomenology and the Empirical Sciences: Sartre's Early Workp. 123
Self-consciousness and Intentionalityp. 132
Existentialismp. 140
The Ontology of Existentialismp. 146
Maurice Merleau-Ponty
The Lived Bodyp. 161
Language and Paintingp. 173
A Philosophy of Ambiguityp. 187
Flesh, Reversibility, Chiasmp. 198
Post-phenomenology and the Future of Phenomenology
Jacques Derridap. 211
Emmanuel Levinasp. 221
Michel Henryp. 226
Jean-Luc Marionp. 231
Notesp. 235
Bibliographyp. 244
Sample questions for essays and discussionsp. 261
Indexp. 265
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ISBN: 9780826431431
ISBN-10: 0826431437
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 6th January 2011
Publisher: CONTINUUM
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.75  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1