A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism

A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism

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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 Follesdal, 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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  • Hardback | 622 pages
  • 177 x 256 x 40mm | 1,206g
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1405110775
  • 9781405110778
  • 3,060,890

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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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Table of contents

List of Illustrations. Notes on Contributors. Acknowledgments. 1 A Brief Introduction to Phenomenology and Existentialism (Mark A. Wrathall and Hubert L. Dreyfus). PART I PHENOMENOLOGY. MAIN MOVEMENTS. 2 Husserlian Phenomenology (Steven Crowell). 3 Existential Phenomenology (Mark A. Wrathall). 4 French Phenomenology (Francois-David Sebbah). CENTRAL CONCEPTS. 5 Intentionality (J. N. Mohanty). 6 Consciousness (Charles Siewert). 7 The Lifeworld and Lived Experience (Martin Jay). 8 Husserl's Reductions and the Role They Play in His Phenomenology (Dagfinn Follesdal). 9 Categorial Intuition (Dieter Lohmar). 10 Temporality (John B. Brough and William Blattner). PART II EXISTENTIALISM. MAIN MOVEMENTS. 11 The Roots of Existentialism (Hubert L. Dreyfus). 12 German Existence-Philosophy (Udo Tietz). 13 Religious Existentialism (Clancy Martin). 14 French Existentialism (Robert Wicks). CENTRAL CONCEPTS. 15 The Concept of Authenticity (Taylor Carman). 16 Affectivity (Beatrice Han-Pile). 17 The Body (Piotr Hoffman). 18 Freedom and Responsibility (Frederick A. Olafson). 19 Absurdity (David Sherman). 20 Death (David Couzens Hoy). PART III CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PHENOMENOLOGY AND EXISTENTIALISM. 21 Emotions in Phenomenology and Existentialism (Robert C. Solomon). 22 The Egological Structure of Consciousness: Lessons from Sartre for Analytical Philosophy of Mind (Manuel Bremer). 23 Phenomenology, Neuroscience, and Intersubjectivity (Matthew Ratcliffe). 24 The Intrinsic Spatial Frame of Reference (Shaun Gallagher). 25 Action, the Scientific Worldview, and Being-in-the-World (Craig DeLancey). 26 Phenomenology in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (Daniel Andler). 27 Phenomenological Currents in Twentieth-Century Psychology (Frederick J. Wertz). 28 Medicine (Fredrik Svenaeus). 29 Realism, Science, and the Deworlding of the World (Peter Eli Gordon). 30 Environmental Philosophy (Iain Thomson). 31 Ontology, Pragmatism, and Technology (Shunsuke Kadowaki). 32 The Lived-Body and the Dignity of Human Beings (Andreas Brenner). 33 Sexuality (Ann V. Murphy). 34 Feminism (Sara Heinamaa). 35 A Life Worth Living (Julian Young). 36 The Search for Immediacy and the Problem of Political Life in Existentialism and Phenomenology (Michael Allen Gillespie). 37 History and Historicity (Charles Guignon). 38 Bubbles and Skulls: The Phenomenology of Self-Consciousness in Dutch Still-Life Painting (Wayne M. Martin). 39 Mathematics (Mark van Atten). Index.
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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)
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About Hubert L. Dreyfus

Hubert L. Dreyfus is Professor of Philosophy in the Graduate School at the University of California at Berkeley. His publications include On the Internet (2001), What Computers (Still) Can't Do (Third Edition, 1992), Being-in-the-World: A Commentary on Division I of Heidegger's Being and Time (1991), and Mind over Machine: The Power of Human Intuition and Expertise in the Era of the Computer (with Stuart Dreyfus, 1987). Mark A. Wrathall is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Brigham Young University. He is the editor of Religion after Metaphysics (2003), Heidegger Re-examined (with Hubert L. Dreyfus, 2002), Heidegger, Authenticity, and Modernity (with Jeff Malpas, 2000), Heidegger, Coping, and Cognitive Science (with Jeff Malpas, 2000), and Appropriating Heidegger (with James Falconer, 2000). Hubert L. Dreyfus and Mark A. Wrathall are also the joint editors of A Companion to Heidegger (Blackwell, 2005).
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