Understanding Phenomenology has 32 ratings and 4 reviews. Yzobelle said: Fantastic series! Cerbone was able to explain profound philosophy using simple.. . Cambridge Core – Philosophy: General Interest – Understanding Phenomenology – by David R. Cerbone. David R. Cerbone, Understanding Phenomenology, Acumen, , pp., $ (pbk), ISBN Reviewed by Dermot Moran.

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Understanding Phenomenology David R. Zander Janse Van Rensburg rated phenonenology it was amazing Jan 22, The title of the book is so apt because at the end of it you can really say that you have understood phenomenology. In This Article 1 Questioning phenomenological method 2 An opening phenomejology 3 Skepticism about phenomenology 4 Accuracy, existence, and essence 5 Experience and objectivity 6 Phenomenology’s transcendental project References Notes. Cerbone, however, sees Heidegger as offering a ‘dramatic transformation’ Cerbone, p.

Sign in via your Institution. Indeed, Husserl too makes a clear distinction between the ego in its ‘actional’ role, when it is deliberately judging, deciding and so on, and the ego as it is more usually experienced as an absorbed consciousness of the experience undergone.

Luke Fischer – – Forum Philosophicum: Cerbone goes on to acknowledge that phenomenology as a movement is a very broad church; nevertheless, he believes that certain key aspects of its method are quite clearly discernible, and he goes on to argue for its continued relevance for addressing issues in contemporary philosophy, including issues in the philosophy of consciousness at the end of the book he discusses Daniel Dennett, for instance.

This book appears in a series — Understanding Movements in Modern Thought — that aims to provide, primarily for undergraduates, accessible and concise introductions to central philosophical themes. In Cerbone’s words, Husserl regarded it as a kind of ‘puffed-up anthropology’, another ‘trendy’ contribution to life-philosophy.

Cerbone does acknowledge that the description of everydayness in Being and Time Division One is largely carried out in the form of ‘third-person description’ Cerbone, p.


While Husserl is certainly anti-psychologistic, I believe it took him some years to realise that this anti-psychologism was actually part of a broader resistance to naturalism. Understanding phenomenology Understanding movements in modern thought Understanding Mvmnts Series. Cerbone is well versed in analytic philo A “comprehensive” introduction to a subject I know precious little about. Matt rated it really liked it Jun 27, Analytic readers are kept up to speed, but the book isn’t a pure work of translation from one philosophical tradition to another; understading substance is not to be underestimated.


In cergone, I was very pleased by Cerbone’s way of characterising the work of both Sartre and Merleau-Ponty.

Understanding Phenomenology

Phenomenology and Imagination in Husserl and Heidegger. I am overjoyed to say that this is quite far from the case. Missing, however, is discussion of one of Sartre’s most original contributions, namely, his phenomenology of image-consciousness and imagination generally. Abstract and Keywords Scepticism about phenomenology typically begins with worries concerning the reliability of introspection.

S rated it liked it Oct 24, Charlie rated it really liked it Dec 14, Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. Politics Urban Studies U. In the final chapter, however, he tries to address their defects in a discussion of the ‘problems and prospects’ of phenomenology.

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Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. I think that it is important for phenomenology to once again assess the contribution of Edmund Husserl especially in the light of the extraordinary wealth of manuscripts that are now available to us thanks to the Husserliana edition.

Account Options Sign in. This is often taken to be the ‘pragmatic’ reading of Heidegger and, naturally, this West Coast approach usually takes Heidegger’s side against Husserl on matters such as the nature of consciousness and self-reflection. Richard Schmitt – – In Paul Edwards ed. If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.


He is very good on Merleau-Ponty’s emphasis on the thickness of sensuous experience and the manner in which the different sensory modalities are intertwined such that I can see a flame as something that will burn and hurt me; I see the carpet as rough, and so on.

Waltraut Stein The Hague: Each chapter ends with a summary of key points, and there are helpful inserts in text boxes giving explanations of terms like ‘noema’ p.

Wolfgang Walter Fuchs – – M.

Cerbone’s account of Husserl is a little too neat to do justice to a very untidy thinker. In the Name of Phenomenology.

Cerbone is associate professor, philosophy, West Virginia University. The book traces phenomenology’s historical development, beginning with its founder, Edmund Husserl and his “pure” or “transcendental” phenomenology, and continuing with the later, “existential” phenomenology of Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Husserl begins in Ideas I and thereafter from the experience understading life lived in the natural attitude.

But, as is the case with Heidegger, there is always far more going on in Husserl. Strictly speaking, of course, Edith Stein had published her thesis On Empathy already inwhich summarised accurately and put into the public domain a Husserlian account of the body as the medium and organ of perception.

Tony rated it really liked it Jun 19, Preview — Understanding Phenomenology by David R. No keywords specified fix it. He then takes the reader through the work of the four main phenomenologists: Cerbone Limited preview – Starting from the problematic identification of phenomenology with introspection and drawing upon considerations from the work of Edmund Husserl, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, the chapter argues that phenomenological reflection, in its concern for essential structuresis largely unaffected by worries concerning how best to capture the details of particular episodes of experience.