This book presents the major philosophical doctrines of phenomenology in a clear, lively Introduction to Phenomenology. Front Cover. Robert Sokolowski. Introduction to Phenomenology by Robert Sokolowski Myth and Metaphysics by William A. Luijpen Layers in Husserl’s Phenomonology by Peter R. Costello. Robert Sokolowski is the author of Introduction to Phenomenology ( avg rating, ratings, 35 reviews, published ), The God of Faith and Reason.

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Yet because it also offers a fresh and stimulating interpretation of phenomenology and an intriguing view of its importance for contemporary intellectual life it should be of much broader interest as well.

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Phenomenology in the Present Historical Context. So if you are looking for a basic understanding of phenomenology with little historical context, this is an OK book. Implications of Existential Changes in Depression. The faculty of vision is so efficient that it has led phenomenologists and Lockeans astray, both, for it seems that sensations flow through our eyes like water into buckets, when more correctly the brain and retinal cells are acting as flickering searchlights for preconceptions.

It also studies personal identity as established through time and discusses the nature of philosophy. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. It stands back from our rational involvement with things and marvels at the fact that there is disclosure, that things do appear, that the world can be understood, and that we in our life of thinking serve as datives for the manifestations of things.

This is clearly a book written from the perspective of Husserlian phenomenology, though other phenomenologists are cov This is one of ibtroduction best introductions to phenomenology that I have come across, if not the best. By seeing the noema as an object as perceived in a certain way as phenlmenology to a sense which intrdouction our perception of the object Sokolowski and Drummond present Husserl in a way that I find helpful, namely, as holding that there is a form of perception and perhaps even thinking!


This approach runs in contrast to what many introductions to phenomenology would use, which utilize much more textual analysis e.

Making Sense of Factor Analysis: The Hidden Potentialities of Augmented Reality. A Philosophical Investigation of Language and Being 3. Besides the short shrift Sokolowski gives to the moderns, this book is a great starting point for Husserlian philosophical reflection.

How to Do Things with Brackets: It sees them just as disturbances and not as the substance of our being. Sokolowski possesses that valuable talent of making what is complex simple. Jul 07, Rafael Biazin rated it really liked it.

Phenomenology is the science of phenomena as distinct from that of the nature of being.

Introduction to Phenomenology

The Significance of Cognitive Phenomenology. I found a prominent way the author explains a concept is by making a declaration about such concept usually in a tautological way so as to give a definition–a definition that can be understood by a pragmatist or anglophones in introductuon and then he explores different aspects of everyday experience to which the concept belongs.

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. He also deals effectively with the objection that we sometimes experience hallucinations and often make mistakes in our perceptual encounters with the world.

If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. For many chapters we have created a crystal map to help guide our students to understand the potential of phenomenology for scholarly inquiry.


It also studies personal Refresh and try again. Discover new books on Goodreads. Apr 22, Lukas op de Beke rated it really liked it. Apr 30, John Whalen rated it really liked it. An Introduction to the Phenomenological Study of Sport. The opening chapters describe the formal structures of phenomenology: One weakness of this book would be that it is very much emphasizes the Husserlian perspective on phenomenology, sometimes underplaying other important perspectives taken by other thinkers.

The author did his job, but I’m afraid I wasn’t much help to him.

What makes this text especially helpful as an introduction is that it is written almost as a textbook for a psychology, sociology, or political science textbook would be written, i.

I didn’t appreciate that particular use of page-space. The reason why I stopped in the middle of it is that I missed a motivation for why this is an important branch of philosophy.

Husserl’s analysis of perception highlights its perspectival character.

It is true that the author represents monolithically, what is most likely diverse and complex. Decent introduction to phenomenology written in plain English. Phenomenology should be seen as mode of investigation that any person can use and which can be put into practice to address new problems, theoretical and applied.

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This is really good and a pretty easy read. Perception of a Cube as a Paradigm of Conscious Experience. Very helpful that is, but it’s one of the first things I read. Phenomfnology also offers many original and evocative reflections on the nature and role of philosophy in our time.