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

[approaching wisdom by examining human experience]

23 ideas
Phenomenology studies different types of correlation between consciousness and its objects [Husserl, by Bernet]
There can only be a science of fluctuating consciousness if it focuses on stable essences [Husserl, by Bernet]
Phenomenology aims to validate objects, on the basis of intentional intuitive experience [Husserl, by Bernet]
Husserl saw transcendental phenomenology as idealist, in its construction of objects [Husserl, by Bernet]
Start philosophising with no preconceptions, from the intuitively non-theoretical self-given [Husserl]
Epoché or 'bracketing' is refraining from judgement, even when some truths are certain [Husserl]
'Bracketing' means no judgements at all about spatio-temporal existence [Husserl]
After everything is bracketed, consciousness still has a unique being of its own [Husserl]
Phenomenology describes consciousness, in the light of pure experiences [Husserl]
Phenomenology needs absolute reflection, without presuppositions [Husserl]
Phenomenology is the science of essences - necessary universal structures for art, representation etc. [Husserl, by Polt]
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]
If phenomenology is deprived of the synthetic a priori, it is reduced to literature [Benardete,JA on Husserl]
Being-in-the-world is projection to possibilities, thrownness among them, and fallenness within them [Heidegger, by Caputo]
Pheomenology seeks things themselves, without empty theories, problems and concepts [Heidegger]
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]