Download e-book for iPad: Advancing Phenomenology: Essays in Honor of Lester Embree by Thomas Nenon, Philip Blosser

By Thomas Nenon, Philip Blosser

ISBN-10: 9048192854

ISBN-13: 9789048192854

The name Advancing Phenomenology is purposely ambiguous. at the one hand, those essays rfile the development that phenomenology as an ongoing and colourful move has made within the interval of a couple of century considering that its inception. They illustrate the development of phenomenology either by way of the variety of issues represented during this quantity and when it comes to the disciplinary and geographical variety of the students who've contributed to it. the subjects diversity from scholarly appropriations of previous achievements in phenomenology, to concrete phenomenological investigations into ethics and environmental philosophy, in addition to phenomenological reflections at the foundations of disciplines open air philosophy reminiscent of psychology, historical past, the social sciences, and archeology.

The interdisciplinary point is assured by means of members coming either from philosophy departments and from a host disciplines outdoors of philosophy comparable to sociology, psychology, and archeology; and so they come from everywhere in the international – from North the United States, from Western and japanese Europe, from Latin the United States, and from a number of assorted nations in Asia. jointly, those essays testify to the breadth and geographical achieve of phenomenology initially of the 20th Century.

The papers during this quantity supply stable proof of the seriousness and fruitfulness of present examine in phenomenology today.

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It can serve indeed as a good example of historism and its paradoxes. Obviously Kuhn fell into this ontological trap without noticing it. 27 Naturalism, Historism, and Phenomenology 27 The real paradox is an implication of naturalistic ontology and naturalistic epistemology: Whatever we represent in lived experience is determined by the nature of physiological processes in certain parts of the brain. The sum total of what is represented in the natural sciences by the scientists is natural science, its objects, and its methodology plus the epistemological and ontological claims of naturalism.

Fundamentalists in prophetic book religions with books written by prophets listening to their God have serious problems. 29 30 Naturalism, Historism, and Phenomenology 29 human sciences have already been mentioned. More must be said about the givenness of the immediate objects of the natural sciences in the lifeworld. The innocent principle of the methodology of the natural science that observations ought to be intersensorial indicates the second presupposition of the natural sciences. Like all other intersubjective practice and theoretical activities, the natural sciences presuppose the givenness of Others.

22 Naturalism, Historism, and Phenomenology 21 lived experience in the present is open. Expectations and predictions can be fulfilled or disappointed. The future horizon of a historically reconstructed past present is closed. The space for expectations in a present phase of a past lifeworld has been filled by events that already happened in the past subsequently. Predictions are meaningless in this context but causal explanations for past events are possible. Causal explanations for events that happened in a past lifeworld are, hence, an integral part of the reconstruction of this lifeworld.

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