The Phenomenology Reader is the first comprehensive anthology of seminal writings in phenomenology. Carefully selected readings chart phenomenology's most famous thinkers, such as Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre and Derrida, as well as less well known figures such as Stein and Scheler. Ideal for introductory courses in phenomenology and continental philosophy, The Phenomenology Reader provides a comprehensive introduction to one of the most influential movements in twentieth-century philosophy.
'In addition to such central figures as Brentano, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and Gadamer, this book also contains clear introductions to, and useful excerpts from Reinach, Scheler, Stein, de Beauvoir, Arendt, Derrida, and Ricoeur. The result is a rich, informative, reliable, and highly readable guide to phenomenology from its inception to the present day.' - David Bell, Sheffield University
'A judiciously selected and carefully edited series of readings in phenomenology. It will make an ideal sourcebook for students and an excellent textbook for teachers.' - Simon Critchley, University of Essex
'Clearly the product of serious thinking and a significant contribution … the anthology is exemplary in its comprehensiveness, accessibility and its combination of informative discussion with critical evaluation.' - Critical and Cultural Theory
1. Franz Brentano: Intentionality and the Project of Descriptive Psychology 2. Edmund Husserl: Founder of Phenomenology 3. Adolf Reinach: The Phenomenology of Social Acts 4. Max Scheler: Phenomenology of the Person 5. Edith Stein: Phenomenology and the Interpersonal 6. Martin Heidegger: Hermeneutical Phenomenology and Fundamental Ontology 7. Hans-Georg Gadamer: Phenomenology, Hermeneutics and Tradition 8. Hannah Arendt: Phenomenology of the Public World 9. Jean-Paul Sartre: Transendence and Freedom 10. Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Embodied Perception 11. Simone de Beauvoir: Phenomenology and Feminism 12. Emmanuel Levinas: The Primacy of the Other 13. Jacques Derrida: Phenomenology and Deconstruction 14. Paul Ricoeur: Phenomenology as Interpretation