The Phenomenological Mind, Third Edition introduces fundamental questions about the mind from the perspective of phenomenology. One of the outstanding books in the field, now translated into eight languages, this highly regarded exploration of phenomenology from a topic-driven standpoint examines the following key questions and issues:
- what is phenomenology?
- phenomenology and the cognitive sciences
- consciousness and self-consciousness
- time and consciousness
- intentionality and perception
- the embodied mind
- knowledge of other minds
- situated and extended minds
- phenomenology and personal identity.
This third edition has been revised and updated throughout. The chapter on phenomenological methodologies has been significantly expanded to cover qualitative research, and there are new sections discussing important, recent research on topics such as critical phenomenology, imagination, social cognition, race and gender, collective intentionality, and selfhood.
Also included are helpful features, such as chapter summaries, guides to further reading, and boxed explanations of specialized topics, making The Phenomenological Mind, Third Edition an ideal introduction to key concepts in phenomenology, cognitive science, and philosophy of mind.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and phenomenology
3. Consciousness and self-consciousness
7. The embodied, embedded and extended mind
8. Action and agency
9. How we know others
10. Self and person
Shaun Gallagher holds the Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence in Philosophy at the University of Memphis, USA, and Professorial Fellow at the University of Wollongong in Australia. He is the author of Action and Interaction (2020), Enactivist Interventions (2017), Phenomenology (2012), and How the Body Shapes the Mind (2005); the editor of The Oxford Handbook of the Self (2011); and co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition (2019).
Dan Zahaviis Professor of Philosophy at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and the University of Oxford, UK, and Director of the Center for Subjectivity Research in Copenhagen. He is the author of Self-Awareness and Alterity (1999), Husserl’s Phenomenology (2003), Subjectivity and Selfhood (2005), Self and Other (2014), Husserl’s Legacy (2017), and Phenomenology: The Basics (Routledge, 2018), and editor of The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Phenomenology (2012) and The Oxford Handbook of the History of Phenomenology (2018).
They jointly edit the journal Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences.
Praise for previous editions:
A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, 2012
'In the second edition of The Phenomenological Mind, Gallagher and Zahavi offer a robust, exemplary account of how the phenomenological tradition (as developed by Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and others) stands as an important resource for research in contemporary philosophy of mind and cognitive science. ...Skillfully integrating textual analysis, empirical data, and phenomenological narrative, the authors offer compelling arguments that rupture disciplinary boundaries while inviting future dialogue... Summing Up: Highly recommended.' - CHOICE
'Though Gallagher and Zahavi call their book an introduction, it is far more than an introduction. It is the most comprehensive work on what phenomenology has to say about cognition and consciousness and how it relates to the scientific study of cognition to date.' – Abstracta
'…upper level philosophy students, postgraduates, and anyone interested in a non-computational, non-reductive, scientifically informed view of the mind will find it, I am sure, extremely helpful and illuminating. … both phenomenologists and cognitive scientists can profit from this excellent and timely treatment.' - MIND
'Offering a fresh new approach, this clear and accessible book shows the relevance of phenomenology to contemporary investigations of the mind and brain. It will be useful for students and scholars alike in the cognitive sciences who wish to gain a better understanding of Phenomenology and its relevance to their research.' – Evan Thompson, University of British Columbia, Canada
'This excellent and much-needed book offers the first comprehensive introduction to phenomenological philosophy of mind. Written by two internationally renowned contributors to this exciting and fast-growing interdisciplinary field, it will be an indispensable resource for students and researchers alike.' – Matthew Ratcliffe, University of York, UK
'Co-authored by two of the most prominent and respected contributors to the field, this is an outstanding book, and a very welcome and much-needed addition to the literature.' – Daniel Hutto, University of Hertfordshire, UK and University of Wollongong, Australia
'This is an absolutely indispensable book for anyone interested in the contemporary study of the mind. It provides clear summaries of the leading theoretical positions and the required orientation for understanding current debates. It is a fresh, lively and highly accessible text that will engage students and bring them up to speed very quickly. In short, a superb and much needed book.' - Barry C. Smith, Institute of Philosophy, University of London, UK