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A companion to phenomenology and existentialism /
edited by Hubert L. Dreyfus and Mark A. Wrathall.
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Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
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xiv, 608 p. : ill.
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1405110775 (hardback : alk. paper), 9781405110778 (hardback : alk. paper)
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Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
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1405110775 (hardback : alk. paper)
9781405110778 (hardback : alk. paper)
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5845221
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2009-11-01:
Dreyfus (Univ. of California, Berkeley) and Wrathall (Univ. of California, Riverside) have assembled a competent, although somewhat profuse collection of essays introducing and investigating the phenomenological and existential traditions in 20th-century philosophy. The volume opens with essays titled "Husserlian Phenomenology," "Existential Phenomenology," and "French Phenomenology" (this latter piece is disappointing), and continues with essays on basic concepts of the tradition. For the most part, the essays in the first and second sections are clear guides to the terrain, though some are fairly technical and detailed. The pronounced inclusion of Anglo-American and analytic themes alongside the traditional phenomenological themes in Part 3 ("Contemporary Issues")--covering such issues as analytic philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, artificial intelligence, and environmentalism--makes this a unique collection, even if somewhat disconnected with contemporary trends in Continental phenomenology. The abundance of material in this third section could have been pared down; e.g., the essay on Dutch still-life painting seems out of place, and the essays on sexuality and feminism cover similar topics. Nevertheless, the volume is thorough and will assist readers interested in both Continental thought and traditional Anglo-American topics. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. B. E. Benson Wheaton College
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"The volume is thorough and will assist readers interested in both Continental thought and traditional Anglo-American topics." ( CHOICE , November 2009)
"The volume is thorough and will assist readers interested in both Continental thought and traditional Anglo-American topics." (CHOICE, November 2009)
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A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism is a complete guide to two of the dominant movements of philosophy in the twentieth century. Written by a team of leading scholars, including Dagfinn Føllesdal, J. N. Mohanty, Robert Solomon, Jean-Luc Marion. Highlights the area of overlap between the two movements. Features longer essays discussing each of the main schools of thought, shorter essays introducing prominent themes, and problem-oriented chapters. Organised topically, around concepts such as temporality, intentionality, death and nihilism. Features essays on unusual subjects, such as medicine, the emotions, artificial intelligence, and environmental philosophy.
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A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism is a complete guide to two of the dominant movements of philosophy in the twentieth century. Comprising a series of original essays written by leading scholars, it highlights the approaches, styles, and problems common to the broad range of philosophers included under the banners of phenomenology and existentialism.The volume features three types of entry: longer essays discussing each of the main schools of thought; shorter essays introducing prominent themes and concepts, such as temporality, death, and nihilism; and problem-oriented chapters discussing important phenomenological and existential approaches to the central questions that have preoccupied each of these traditions. The essays cover both mainstream and less usual topics, such as medicine, the emotions, artificial intelligence, and environmental philosophy.
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A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism is a complete guide to two of the dominant movements of philosophy in the twentieth century. Comprising a series of original essays written by leading scholars, it highlights the approaches, styles, and problems common to the broad range of philosophers included under the banners of phenomenology and existentialism. The volume features three types of entry: longer essays discussing each of the main schools of thought; shorter essays introducing prominent themes and concepts, such as temporality, death, and nihilism; and problem-oriented chapters discussing important phenomenological and existential approaches to the central questions that have preoccupied each of these traditions. The essays cover both mainstream and less usual topics, such as medicine, the emotions, artificial intelligence, and environmental philosophy.
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A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism is a complete guide to two of the dominant movements of philosophy in the twentieth century. Written by a team of leading scholars, including Dagfinn F llesdal, J. N. Mohanty, Robert Solomon, Jean-Luc Marion Highlights the area of overlap between the two movements Features longer essays discussing each of the main schools of thought, shorter essays introducing prominent themes, and problem-oriented chapters Organised topically, around concepts such as temporality, intentionality, death and nihilism Features essays on unusual subjects, such as medicine, the emotions, artificial intelligence, and environmental philosophy
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This outstanding student reference series offers a comprehensive and authoritative survey of philosophy as a whole. Written by today's leading philosophers, each volume provides lucid and engaging coverage of the key figures, terms, topics, and problems of the field. Taken together, the volumes provide the ideal basis for course use, representing an unparalleled work of reference Book jacket.
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This guide to two of the dominant movements of philosophy in the 20th century highlights the area of overlap between them. Featuring essays on unusual subjects, such as medicine, the emotions, artificial intelligence and environmental philosophy, the contributors explore prominent themes and concepts.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. viii
Notes on Contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiv
A Brief Introduction to Phenomenology and Existentialismp. 1
Phenomenologyp. 7
Main Movementsp. 8
Husserlian Phenomenologyp. 9
Existential Phenomenologyp. 31
French Phenomenologyp. 48
Central Conceptsp. 68
Intentionalityp. 69
Consciousnessp. 78
The Lifeworld and Lived Experiencep. 91
Husserl's Reductions and the Role They Play in His Phenomenologyp. 105
Categorial Intuitionp. 115
Temporalityp. 127
Existentialismp. 135
Main Movementsp. 136
The Roots of Existentialismp. 137
German Existence-Philosophyp. 162
Religious Existentialismp. 188
French Existentialismp. 206
Central Conceptsp. 228
The Concept of Authenticityp. 229
Affectivityp. 240
The Bodyp. 253
Freedom and Responsibilityp. 263
Absurdityp. 271
Deathp. 280
Contemporary Issues in Phenomenology and Existentialismp. 289
Emotions in Phenomenology and Existentialismp. 291
The Egological Structure of Consciousness: Lesson from Sartre for Analytical Philosophy of Mindp. 310
Phenomenology, Neuroscience, and Intersubjectivityp. 329
The Intrinsic Spatial Frame of Referencep. 346
Action, the Scientific Worldview, and Being-in-the-Worldp. 356
Phenomenology in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Sciencep. 377
Phenomenological Currents in Twentieth-Century Psychologyp. 394
Medicinep. 412
Realism, Science, and the Deworlding of the Worldp. 425
Environmental Philosophyp. 445
Ontology, Pragmatism, and Technologyp. 464
The Lived-Body and the Dignity of Human Beingsp. 478
Sexualityp. 489
Feminismp. 502
A Life Worth Livingp. 516
The Search for Immediacy and the Problem of Political Life in Existentialism and Phenomenologyp. 531
History and Historicityp. 545
Bubbles and Skulls: The Phenomenology of Self-Consciousness in Dutch Still-Life Paintingp. 559
Mathematicsp. 585
Indexp. 600
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