This title was first published in 2001. This collection of new essays on phenomenological themes reviews aspects of the philosophical movement which began with the publication in 1900-01 of Edmund Husserl's path-breaking Logical Investigations. A broad survey of phenomenology is particularly timely given that this philosophical movement is reaching a hundred years of its existence. The thirteen contributions represent a wide range of approaches and interests within the phenomenological framework. Some present approaches to Husserl, while others explore aspects of the fundamental texts of phenomenology and provide critical discussions of later thinkers such as Heidegger, Sartre, and Derrida whose relation to Husserl receives particular attention. The final section relates phenomenology to other disciplines and to broader issues in social thought and cultural studies. This book will enable students and professional philosophers alike to explore the various strands of this widely influential school of thought.
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Part 1. Approaching the Sources 1. Husserl’s Transcendental Subjectivity Max Deutscher 2. Reply to Max Deutscher Maurita Harney 3. Phenomenological Relativism and Objective Rationality William V. Doniela 4. Reality in Husserl and in Heidegger Luciana O’Dwyer 5. Ryle and Husserl Robin Small Part 2. Following the Tradition 6. Heidegger: Truth as Aletheia Richard Campbell 7. Heidegger and the Japanese Connection Purushottama Bilimoria 8. Sartre’s Story of Consciousness Max Deutscher 9. Sartrean Transcendence: Winning and Losing Paul Crittenden 10. Originary Temporalization: Origin of Derridean Différance Damian Byers Part 3. Making Connections 11. Data, Acts and Appresentation - The Phenomenological Approach and the Concept of Fact in the Social Sciences Helmut Loiskandl 12. Literature: The Noetic Dimension - A Critique of Husserl’s Noematic Meaning Horst Ruthrof 13. Phenomenology and Cultural Crises: An Attempt to Situate ‘Critical Self-reflection’ in Australian Culture Jocelyn Dunphy Blomfield