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Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology


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Reissuing works originally published between 1959 and 1995, Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology offers a selection of scholarship covering this important branch of philosophy. Volumes cover theories of Husserl and Heidegger, and branch out to such topics as psychology, Marxism, language and emotion, and education, forming a varied and informative collection of previously out-of-print works.

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Phenomenology and the Science of Behaviour: An Historical and Epistemological Approach

Phenomenology and the Science of Behaviour: An Historical and Epistemological Approach

1st Edition

George Thinés
December 21, 2015

The value of psychology as a science has been challenged in phenomenology and in other epistemological trends. The main objective of this book is to draw the attention of students of human and animal behaviour to important achievements in phenomenological psychology and comparative physiology which...

Phenomenology and Education: Self-consciousness and its Development

Phenomenology and Education: Self-consciousness and its Development

1st Edition

Bernard Curtis, Wolfe Mays
December 21, 2015

This volume of essays brings a phenomenological focus to bear on the subject of education in order to provide a fruitful stimulus for educational philosophy. It is for philosophers, psychologists, sociologists and indeed anyone who seeks to understand the perennially interesting questions about the...

Phenomenology and Existentialism: An Introduction

Phenomenology and Existentialism: An Introduction

1st Edition

Reinhardt Grossman
December 21, 2015

Professor Grossman’s introduction to the revolutionary work of Husserl, Heidegger and Sartre studies the ideas of their predecessors too, explaining in detail Descartes’s conception of the mind, Brentano’s theory of intentionality, and Kierkegaard’s emphasis on dread, while tracing the debate over...

Sociology, Phenomenology and Marxian Analysis: A Critical Discussion of the Theory and Practice of a Science of Society

Sociology, Phenomenology and Marxian Analysis: A Critical Discussion of the Theory and Practice of a Science of Society

1st Edition

Barry Smart
December 21, 2015

Sociology is an established academic discipline but there has been continuing debate over its status as a science and the nature of its subject matter. This led to the emergence of a phenomenological sociology and to critiques of positivist sociology. This critical reappraisal of the relevance of...

Life Forms and Meaning Structure

Life Forms and Meaning Structure

1st Edition

Alfred Schutz
December 21, 2015

This volume contains a translation of four early manuscripts by Alfred Schutz, unpublished at the time, written between 1924 and 1928. The publication of these four essays adds much to our knowledge and appreciation of the wide range of Schutz’s phenomenological and sociological interests....

Back to 'Things in Themselves': A Phenomenological Foundation for Classical Realism

Back to 'Things in Themselves': A Phenomenological Foundation for Classical Realism

1st Edition

Josef Seifert
December 21, 2015

In an enlightening dialogue with Descartes, Kant, Husserl and Gadamer, Professor Seifert argues that the original inspiration of phenomenology was nothing other than the primordial insight of philosophy itself, the foundation of philosophia perennis. His radical rethinking of the phenomenological...

Clinical Phenomenology and Cognitive Psychology

Clinical Phenomenology and Cognitive Psychology

1st Edition

David Fewtrell, Kieron O'Connor
December 21, 2015

Cognitive therapies are often biased in their assessment of clinical problems by their emphasis on the role of verbally-mediated thought in shaping our emotions, and in stressing the influence of thought upon feeling. Alternatively, a more phenomenological appraisal of psychological dysfunction...

Michotte's Experimental Phenomenology of Perception

Michotte's Experimental Phenomenology of Perception

1st Edition

Georges Thinés, Alan Costall, George Butterworth
December 21, 2015

This volume of collected papers, with the accompanying essays by the editors, is the definitive source book for the work of this important experimental psychologist. Originally published in 1991, it offered previously inaccessible essays by Albert Michotte on phenomenal causality, phenomenal...

Phenomenology and the Social World: The Philosophy of Merleau-Ponty and its Relation to the Social Sciences

Phenomenology and the Social World: The Philosophy of Merleau-Ponty and its Relation to the Social Sciences

1st Edition

Laurie Spurling
December 21, 2015

The term ‘phenomenology’ has become almost as over-used and emptied of meaning as that other word from Continental Philosophy, namely ‘existentialism’. Yet Husserl, who first put forward the phenomenological method, considered it a rigorous alternative to positivism, and in the hands of...

The Dual Vision: Alfred Schutz and the Myth of Phenomenological Social Science

The Dual Vision: Alfred Schutz and the Myth of Phenomenological Social Science

1st Edition

Robert Gorman
December 21, 2015

This study, originally published in 1977, focuses on a critical examination of the life-work of Alfred Schutz, the most important and influential ‘father’ of several recent schools of empirical social research. The author shows why Shutz and his followers fail in their attempts to ‘humanize’...

Phenomenology and Marxism

Phenomenology and Marxism

1st Edition

Bernhard Waldenfels, Jan M. Broekman, Ante Pažanin
December 11, 2015

Originally published in English in 1984, this collection of essays documents a dialogue between phenomenology and Marxism, with the contributors representing a cross-section from the two traditions. The theoretical and historical presuppositions of the phenomenology inaugurated by Husserl are very...

A Historical Introduction to Phenomenology

A Historical Introduction to Phenomenology

1st Edition

Seppo Sajama, Matti Kamppinen
December 09, 2015

This book offers a concise exposition of the content theory of intentionality, which lies at the root of Husserl’s phenomenology, for student and scholar. Originally published in 1982. The first part traces the history of phenomenology from its beginnings in Aristotle and Aquinas through Hume, Reid...

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