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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Jun 16, Yzobelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Amina Ali rated it really liked it Dec 08, It takes a radical shift of perspective away from everyday consciousness to become aware of the transcendental ego which normally operates anonymously in simply presenting the world as the unified backdrop and horizon of all experience. The book also assesses critical responses Cerbone’s chapter on Sartre covers the main issues of his phenomenology — the nature of the ego, anxiety, freedom, and so on — and does so in an admirably clear and engaging way.

Cerbone goes on to give a very interesting account of the noema and to review Husserl’s account of the ego in a helpful way.

Anyone who reads Heidegger’s lectures through the first half of the s will certainly gain the impression that Heidegger was interested in a radicalised life-philosophy, one that captured the individual and personal experience of living through an actual historical life in the world.

Phenomenology in Continental Philosophy. Zander Janse Van Rensburg rated it it was amazing Jan 22, Husserl explicitly says ‘an Erlebnis does not adumbrate itself’ but he is quite clearly wrong about that. I am overjoyed to say that this is quite far from the case. I am surrounded by books, desks, lights, computers, and other apparatus, which I incorporate into my goal-oriented activities.

Lists with This Book. As we know, Husserl resisted equating phenomenology with phenomenological psychology. Trivia About Understanding Phe Was lucky enough to have this guy as one of my phil. Request removal from index. Moreover, many of pheonmenology sceptical challenges phenomenology is alleged to face presuppose an overly objective understanding of experience that phenomenology typically rejects.


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He then takes the reader through the work of the four main phenomenologists: A lot of phenomenology is really focused on the manner in which objectivity is constituted for subjectivity rather than phenomenloogy an account of the subjective dimension of experience. Heidegger speaks of being directly in comportment with ‘environmental understamding Umweltdinge rather than the ‘mere objects’ of Husserlian direct perception.

Ashley Haynes-Gibson rated it it was amazing Jul 09, My main worries concern Cerbone’s conception of phenomenology itself, as well as his somewhat simplistic approach to Husserl. Sign in to annotate.

Phenomenological method: reflection, introspection, and skepticism – Oxford Handbooks

Tom Rockmore – – University of Chicago Press. A Guide for the Perplexedcerobne well as numerous articles on Heidegger, Wittgenstein, and the phenomenological tradition. Written for those encountering phenomenology for the first time, the book guides the reader through the often bewildering array of technical concepts and jargon, and provides clear explanations and helpful examples to encourage and enhance engagement with the primary texts.

If you have purchased a cerbons title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code. Phenomenology is recuperative in philosophy precisely because of the emphasis it places on the ‘general validity of the category of experience’ Cerbone, p. I agree with Cerbone that Sartre’s phenomenological analysis of the ego is a very interesting account of how phenomenolkgy ego is experienced or more accurately is not directly experienced in everyday active contexts.

Were it to do that, it might be a fine discussion of phenomenology but still be a poor introduction to it. Keith rated it really liked it Jul 15, Much of what Heidegger has to say about practical engagement with things is already present in Husserl’s discussions of the perception of things within horizons.


Introductions and Overviews in Continental Philosophy. Sign in with your library card. In fact, Husserl’s anti-naturalism stemmed from a transcendental insight that consciousness, which is ‘for the world’, couldn’t be fully explained in terms of the world itself.


In recent years there has been an extraordinary resurgence of interest in phenomenology both in continental philosophy with students anxious to understand the tradition which has given rise to the complex thought of Derrida, Levinas, Lacan, and others and in analytic philosophy where the intersection between philosophy of mind and cognitive science has stimulated interest in the first-person experience of consciousness. All this is neatly and deftly described by Cerbone. Understanding Phenomenology by David R.

Sartre is presented by Cerbone as revising the phenomenological approach to the ego and its self-knowledge, as well as offering an interesting account of the experience of consciousness as a kind of ‘nothingness’. Cerbone goes on to give a very clear and helpful account of Husserl on the nature of perception, the manner in which objects appear in profiles, and the manner in which the application of the reduction helps to isolate the given precisely as it is given.

Cerbone gives a good account of Husserl’s distinction between the way physical spatial objects appear in profiles and the manner in which our own conscious experiences themselves appear exactly as they are their esse is percipias Husserl says. This entry has no external links.

Highly recommended for analytics getting into continental work for the first time, as well as philosophers of mind interested in seeing to what extent phenomenology might be able to serve as a foil to contemporary debates in the analytic world.

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