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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He often described phenomenology as a response to the problems created by the modern account of mind. Taking 2 years to read this book probably tells you more than I can tell you. It also phenomsnology many original and evocative reflections on the nature and role of philosophy in our time.

I’ve been wanting to read some phenomenological works, but found it hard to to just start reading because a deeper context is needed. Sullivan No preview available – It also studies personal identity as established through time and discusses the nature of roberf. It is very difficult to read.

But don’t let that keep you from a well-written Introduction to Phenomenology! Up until that point, I was happy to have sunk my teeth into an intro book and sokolowsmi ponder basic phenomenological concepts and premises.

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Discover new books on Goodreads. 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. It is an approach that concentrates on the study of consciousness and the objects of direct experience. Husserl’s analysis of perception highlights its perspectival character.

Want to Read saving… Error rating book. He also deals effectively with the objection that we sometimes experience hallucinations and often make mistakes in our perceptual encounters with the world.

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? The opening chapters describe the formal structures of phenomenology: This book is a keeper!


An appendix has a brief chapter of the history of phenomenology introdction is helpful. It occupies space, endures through time, has physical and psychic features, and interacts causally with other things in the world: It’s not to say that I didn’t find it interesting, I just struggled to simplify the information for my brain to understand it on the limited terms it imposes on me.

Phenomenology acknowledges these disturbances of truth, but it does not let them drive it to despair. Aug 14, Meghan Olson rated it really liked it. This book presents intrduction major philosophical doctrines of phenomenology in a clear, lively style with an abundance of examples. It seems skolowski drag a bit in the first sections, but by the end it was clearly necessary since having a strong grasp on the founding parts of phenomenology is absolutely essential to developing its arguments.

Introduction to Phenomenology also has an early chapter Chapter 3 which applies the phenomenological method in a synoptic fashion to our perception of a cube. Those sorts of introductions are very helpful too Dan Zahavi’s “Husserl’s Phenomenology” comes to mind especiallybut they often assume that the reader already has a keen interest in phenomenology and the phenomenologists.

Cambridge University Press, Pp. We achieve the latter point of view by employing a method that Husserl calls “reduction” which is achieved by suspending or neutralizing our natural attitude of belief in the reality of things and the world. Truth introductioon not relative, it is just hard to find.

With a few exceptions, the work attempts to present phenomenological insights and techniques developed over the century without tirelessly presenting which thinker Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty developed what. Declan Smithies – – Philosophy Compass 8 8: View all 10 comments. It occupies space, endures through time, wokolowski physical and psychic features, and interacts causally with other things in the world: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

This approach runs in contrast to what many introductions to phenomenology would use, which utilize much more textual analysis e. He writes with admirable lucidity about complex and subtle issues, including even such braintwisters as the temporality of consciousness, the phenomenology of the self, and noetic-noematic correlations This is one of the best introductions to phenomenology that I have come across, if not the best.


The book examines such phenomena as perception, pictures, imagination, memory, language, and reference, and shows how human thinking arises from experience.

Introduction to Phenomenology

Contrary to what some reviewers on Amazon, notably have said, you won’t be able to ‘do’ phenomenology after reading this book. If we were to take the self simply as one of the things in the world, we would be treating it as what can be called the empirical ego.

The discussion on the “vagueness” of thoughts, which says the thoughts cannot achieve “distinctiveness. It’s taking me unusuallly long to try to get to the concepts behind the words. What does Husserl mean by “anschauung”? 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 general and then he explores different aspects of everyday experience to which the concept belongs.

Sokolowski’s introduction to phenomenology is now indespensable, and it is a safe prediction that it will be the standard text on this subject for many years. Augmented Reality and Ubiquitous Computing: Preview — Introduction to Phenomenology by Robert Sokolowski. The Use of Factor Analysis for Instrument Commenting on the first of these themes, Sokolowski observes that many readers of Husserl are initially skeptical of his claim that we truly know what is absent, We are so accustomed to thinking of cognition in terms of the modern metaphor for mind that we feel obliged to require something present, such as an image or a concept, as the immediate target of our signitive intentions of absent things.

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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