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Routledge Research in Phenomenology

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Routledge Research in Phenomenology publishes volumes that relate phenomenological arguments and ideas to a broader range of current philosophical problems. It also offers more historically informed studies of themes and figures from the phenomenological tradition, with the aim to be a rich resource of new ideas and approaches that promise to enliven contemporary debates. Clearly written and rigorously argued, these books ensure accessibility to a broad philosophical audience and to theorists working in other disciplines.

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Merleau-Ponty and Contemporary Philosophy of Perception

Merleau-Ponty and Contemporary Philosophy of Perception

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By Peter Antich
August 04, 2023

This book draws on Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology to develop new and promising solutions to contemporary debates about perception. In providing an extension and defense of Merleau-Ponty's account of perceptual content and of the relation between perception and the world, it demonstrates the enduring...

Philosophy's Nature: Husserl's Phenomenology, Natural Science, and Metaphysics

Philosophy's Nature: Husserl's Phenomenology, Natural Science, and Metaphysics

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By Emiliano Trizio
April 29, 2022

This book offers a systematic interpretation of the relation between natural science and metaphysics in Husserl’s phenomenology. It shows that Husserl’s account of scientific knowledge is a radical alternative to established methods and frameworks in contemporary philosophy of science. The author’s...

Contemporary Phenomenologies of Normativity Norms, Goals, and Values

Contemporary Phenomenologies of Normativity: Norms, Goals, and Values

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Edited By Sara Heinämaa, Mirja Hartimo, Ilpo Hirvonen
March 31, 2022

This volume investigates forms of normativity through the phenomenological methods of description, analysis, and interpretation. It takes a broad approach to norms, covering not only rules and commands but also goals, values, and passive drives and tendencies. Part I "Basic Perspectives" begins ...

Phenomenology as Critique Why Method Matters

Phenomenology as Critique: Why Method Matters

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Edited By Andreea Smaranda Aldea, David Carr, Sara Heinämaa
March 30, 2022

Drawing on classical Husserlian resources as well as existentialist and hermeneutical approaches, this book argues that critique is largely a question of method. It demonstrates that phenomenological discussions of acute social and political problems draw from a rich tradition of radically critical...

Mechanisms and Consciousness Integrating Phenomenology with Cognitive Science

Mechanisms and Consciousness: Integrating Phenomenology with Cognitive Science

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By Marek Pokropski
November 30, 2021

This book develops a new approach to naturalizing phenomenology. The author proposes to integrate phenomenology with the mechanistic framework that offers new methodological perspectives for studying complex mental phenomena such as consciousness. While mechanistic explanatory models are ...

Towards a Phenomenology of Values Investigations of Worth

Towards a Phenomenology of Values: Investigations of Worth

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By D.J. Hobbs
September 06, 2021

This book provides a framework for phenomenological axiology. It offers a novel account of the existence and nature of values as they appear in conscious experience. By building on previous approaches, including those of Edmund Husserl, Max Scheler, and Nicolai Hartmann, the author develops a ...

The Bounds of Self An Essay on Heidegger's Being and Time

The Bounds of Self: An Essay on Heidegger's Being and Time

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By R. Matthew Shockey
May 11, 2021

This book provides a systematic reading of Martin Heidegger’s project of “fundamental ontology,” which he initially presented in Being and Time (1927) and developed further in his work on Kant. It shows our understanding of being to be that of a small set of a priori, temporally inflected, “...

Levinas and Analytic Philosophy Second-Person Normativity and the Moral Life

Levinas and Analytic Philosophy: Second-Person Normativity and the Moral Life

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Edited By Michael Fagenblat, Melis Erdur
December 05, 2019

This volume examines the relevance of Emmanuel Levinas’s work to recent developments in analytic philosophy. Contemporary analytic philosophers working in metaethics, the philosophy of mind, and the metaphysic of personal identity have argued for views similar to those espoused by Levinas. Often ...

Political Phenomenology Experience, Ontology, Episteme

Political Phenomenology: Experience, Ontology, Episteme

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Edited By Thomas Bedorf, Steffen Herrmann
November 18, 2019

In recent years phenomenology has become a resource for reflecting on political questions. While much of this discussion has primarily focused on the ways in which phenomenology can help reformulate central concepts in political theory, the chapters in this volume ask in a methodological and ...

Wittgenstein and Merleau-Ponty

Wittgenstein and Merleau-Ponty

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Edited By Komarine Romdenh-Romluc
July 16, 2019

Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Ludwig Wittgenstein are two of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, yet their work is generally regarded as standing in contrast to one another. However, as this outstanding collection demonstrates they both reject a Cartesian picture of the mind and ...

Normativity, Meaning, and the Promise of Phenomenology

Normativity, Meaning, and the Promise of Phenomenology

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Edited By Matthew Burch, Jack Marsh, Irene McMullin
June 03, 2019

The aim of this volume is to critically assess the philosophical importance of phenomenology as a method for studying the normativity of meaning and its transcendental conditions. Using the pioneering work of Steven Crowell as a springboard, phenomenologists from all over the world examine the ...

Phenomenology of the Broken Body

Phenomenology of the Broken Body

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Edited By Espen Dahl, Cassandra Falke, Thor Eirik Eriksen
January 28, 2019

Some fundamental aspects of the lived body only become evident when it breaks down through illness, weakness or pain. From a phenomenological point of view, various breakdowns are worth analyzing for their own sake, and discussing them also opens up overlooked dimensions of our bodily constitution....

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