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1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 2. Phenomenology

[approaching wisdom by examining human experience]

12 ideas
Phenomenology needs absolute reflection, without presuppositions [Husserl]
Bracketing subtracts entailments about external reality from beliefs [Husserl, by Putnam]
Phenomenology aims to describe experience directly, rather than by its origins or causes [Husserl, by Mautner]
Phenomenology is the science of essences - necessary universal structures for art, representation etc. [Husserl, by Polt]
If phenomenology is deprived of the synthetic a priori, it is reduced to literature [Benardete,JA on Husserl]
Phenomenology assumes that all consciousness is of something [Sartre]
Phenomenology needs art as logic needs science [Deleuze/Guattari]
Phenomenology uncovers and redescribes the pre-theoretical layer of life [Critchley]
Phenomenology is a technique of redescription which clarifies our social world [Critchley]
Phenomenologists say all experience is about something and is directed [Aho]
Phenomenology begins from the immediate, rather than from axioms and theories [Bakewell]
Later phenomenologists tried hard to incorporate social relationships [Bakewell]