Phenomenology was one of the twentieth century’s major philosophical movements and continues to be a vibrant and widely studied subject today. The Routledge Companion to Phenomenology is an outstanding guide and reference source to the key philosophers, topics and themes in this exciting subject, and essential reading for any student or scholar of phenomenology.
Comprising over fifty chapters by a team of international contributors, the Companion is divided into five clear parts:
- main figures in the phenomenological movement, from Brentano to Derrida
- main topics in phenomenology
- phenomenological contributions to philosophy
- phenomenological intersections
- historical postscript.
Close attention is paid to the core topics in phenomenology such as intentionality, perception, subjectivity, the self, the body, being and phenomenological method. An important feature of the Companion is its examination of how phenomenology has contributed to central disciplines in philosophy such as metaphysics, philosophy of mind, moral philosophy, aesthetics and philosophy of religion as well as disciplines beyond philosophy such as race, cognitive science, psychiatry, literary criticism and psychoanalysis.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1: Main Figures in the Phenomenological Movement 1. Franz Brentano Peter Simons 2. Edmund Husserl Dermot Moran 3. Max Scheler Eugene Kelly 4. Martin Heidegger Daniel Dahlstrom 5. Jean-Paul Sartre Roland Breeur 6. Emmanuel Levinas Richard Cohen 7. Hannah Arendt Veronica Vasterling 8. Simone de Beauvoir Gail Weiss 9. Maurice Merleau-Ponty Komarine Romdenh-Romluc 10. Jacques Derrida Björn Thorsteinsson Part 2: Main Topics in Phenomenology 11. Intentionality John J. Drummond 12. Evidence Roberto Walton 13. Perception Walter Hopp 14. Truth Thane M. Naberhaus 15. The Subject and the Self Karl Mertens 16. Intersubjectivity Dan Zahavi 17. Time Nicolas de Warren 18. Space Edward S. Casey 19. The World Carleton B. Christensen 20. The Body Sara Heinämaa 21. History David Carr 22. Husserl’s Method of Reduction Sebastian Luft 23. Eidetics and its Methodology Rochus Sowa 24. Genetic Phenomenology Dieter Lohmar 25. Research Methods in Phenomenology after Husserl David R. Cerbone 26. Art and Aesthetics John Brough 27. Value Peter Poellner 28. The Meaning of Being Thomas Schwarz Wentzer 29. Dasein Françoise Dastur 30. Freedom Jonathan Webber 31. The Chiasm Ted Toadvine 32. Ethics as First Philosophy Bettina Bergo 33. Narrative Pol Vandevelde Part 3: Phenomenological Contributions to Philosophy 34. Metaphysics and Ontology Martin Schwab and David Woodruff-Smith 35. Epistemology Gianfranco Soldati 36. Philosophy of Mind Charles Siewert 37. Philosophy of Language Christian Beyer and Martin Weichold 38. Moral Philosophy Sonja Rinofner-Kreidl 39. Political Philosophy James Dodd 40. Logic Richard Tieszen 41. Philosophy of Mathematics Mirja Hartimo and Leila Haaparanta 42. Philosophy of Science Jeff Kochan and Hans Bernhard Schmid 43. Philosophy of Religion and Theology Felix Ó Murchadha Part 4: Phenomenological Intersections 44. Existentialism Jack Reynolds 45. Hermeneutics Günter Figal and David Espinet 46. Deconstruction Leonard Lawlor 47. Feminism Helen A. Fielding 48. Post-Structuralism: Michel Foucault Johanna Oksala 49. Critical Theory Ernst Wolff 50. Critical Philosophy of Race Robert Bernasconi 51. Analytic Philosophy Søren Overgaard 52. Cognitive Science Shaun Gallagher 53. Phenomenological Psychology James Morley 54. Psychoanalysis Richard Askay and Jensen Farquhar 55. Psychiatry Thomas Fuchs 56. Nursing and Medicine Havi Carel 57. The Social Sciences Michael Barber 58. Literary Criticism Joshua Kates Part 5: Historical Postscript 59. "Phenomenology": A Reflection on the History of the Term Karl Schuhmann. Index
Sebastian Luft is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Marquette University, USA. He is the author of Subjectivity and Lifeworld in Transcendental Phenomenology (2011), and the editor of The Neo-Kantian Reader (forthcoming with Routledge).
Søren Overgaard is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is the author of Husserl and Heidegger on Being in the World (2004), and Wittgenstein and Other Minds (2007).
"Sebastian Luft and Søren Overgaard, with the help of over sixty contributors, have captured the excitement of this evolving patchwork named ‘phenomenology’. The Routledge Companion to Phenomenology will serve as an invaluable reference volume for students, teachers, and scholars of phenomenology, as well as an accessible introduction to phenomenology for philosophers from other specialties or scholars from other disciplines." - Donald A. Landes, International Journal of Philosophical Studies
"A fascinating and amazingly comprehensive account of the major issues in phenomenology, written by an international group of scholars who are themselves expanding its scope and making striking contributions to its importance and growth. Especially engaging are the essays dealing with phenomenology’s contributions to philosophy and its intersections with other fields of study." - Donn Welton, Stony Brook University, USA
"This impressive volume is exceptionally comprehensive and cogent. It affirms the unity of phenomenology as a movement and testifies to its versatility and vitality as a philosophical discipline. The many excellent contributions makes this an invaluable resource for students and researchers alike." - Hanne Jacobs, Loyola University Chicago, USA
"A remarkable collection that provides authoritative coverage of just about every name and topic that might reasonably be associated with phenomenology and the contemporary phenomenological movement. The distinguished list of contributors shows no editorial bias; the editors’ own general introduction is excellent; and the diversity of the entries and authors (many of them well-known for work on their topic) make this volume both useful to scholars and accessible to a very wide range of interested professionals. An ideal, one-volume resource, fully worthy of being added to the Routledge Companions series." – Robert Scharff, University of New Hampshire, USA
"Phenomenology is one of the most important movements of the 20th Century and, as the title suggests, this book provides an ideal companion to its study, imparting both a broad overview and illuminating conceptual corners and historical back alleys. The range of topics is wide and well-chosen, the authors’ expertise deep and their writing clear. It will prove extremely useful to those looking for an initial orientation in the subject as well as to anyone wanting to deepen their understanding or explore less familiar aspects. You really can’t go wrong with this book." – Lee Braver, Hiram College, USA
"This is a superb collection of essays by leading scholars in the field, covering all aspects of phenomenology. This volume will be an essential resource for students and scholars alike." – Taylor Carman, Barnard College, USA
"This volume is an outstanding collection of essays by top scholars in phenomenology and an expansive addition to reference material on these perspectives." – Shara Knight, Ph.D. Candidate, Pacifica Graduate Institute, USA