The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Phenomenology

The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Phenomenology

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The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Phenomenology presents twenty-eight essays by some of the leading figures in the field, and gives an authoritative overview of the type of work and range of topics found and discussed in contemporary phenomenology. The essays aim to articulate and develop original theoretical perspectives. Some of them are concerned with issues and questions typical and distinctive of phenomenological philosophy, while others address
questions familiar to analytic philosophers, but do so with arguments and ideas taken from phenomenology. Some offer detailed analyses of concrete phenomena; others take a more comprehensive perspective and seek to outline and motivate the future direction of phenomenology.
The handbook will be a rich source of insight and stimulation for philosophers, students of philosophy, and for people working in other disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, who are interested in the state of phenomenology today. It is the definitive guide to what is currently going on in phenomenology. It includes discussions of such diverse topics as intentionality, embodiment, perception, naturalism, temporality, self-consciousness, language, knowledge, ethics,
politics, art and religion, and will make it clear that phenomenology, far from being a tradition of the past, is alive and in a position to make valuable contributions to contemporary thought.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 172 x 244 x 33mm | 1,078g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0198753020
  • 9780198753025
  • 78,828

Table of contents

I SUBJECTIVITY AND NATURE; II INTENTIONALITY, PERCEPTION AND EMBODIMENT; III SELF AND CONSCIOUSNESS; IV LANGUAGE, THINKING, AND KNOWLEDGE; V ETHICS, POLITICS, AND SOCIALITY; VI TIME AND HISTORY; VII ART AND RELIGION
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Dan Zahavi has done a truly marvelous job. He has amassed essays of outstanding quality, replete with fascinating ideas, imaginative examples, and above all, carefully constructed arguments. There are critical and insightful phenomenological analyses of topics that run the gamut ... a state-of-the art presentation of research conducted in, through, or inspired by, phenomenology. Given the breadth of the issues examined in it, the clarity of presentation, and the
strength of argumentation, the volume is a remarkable achievement. * Andrea Elpidorou, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews * This volume is the first of its kind to provide such a comprehensive survey of contemporary research in phenomenology. The editor has assembled an impressive cast of authoritative contributors to produce what will undoubtedly become a much used, stimulating, and invaluable reference book in the field of philosophical phenomenology. * Dennis Seron, Husserl Studies * A decisive contribution to the field, this volume likely will become standard reading in phenomenology courses. * J. A. Simmons, CHOICE * the volume as a whole is ample evidence that phenomenology perdures, being on a philosophical and methodological trajectory that has seen out the 20th century and is alive and kicking in the 21st ... this Handbook justifies some optimism about both what the future holds for phenomenology, and what phenomenology promises to contribute to the future of philosophy. * Jack Reynolds, Philosophy in Review *
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About Dan Zahavi

Dan Zahavi is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Copenhagen, Director of the Center for Subjectivity Research, and co-editor in chief of the journal Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. He is past president of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology (2001-2007). His publications include Husserl und die transzendentale Intersubjektivitat (1996), Self-awareness and Alterity (1999), Husserl's Phenomenology (2003),
Subjectivity and Selfhood (2005), Phanomenologie fur Einsteiger (2007), and The Phenomenological Mind (with Shaun Gallagher) (2008).
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