This book presents the major philosophical doctrines of phenomenology in a clear, lively Introduction to Phenomenology. Front Cover. Robert Sokolowski. Introduction to Phenomenology by Robert Sokolowski Myth and Metaphysics by William A. Luijpen Layers in Husserl’s Phenomonology by Peter R. Costello. Robert Sokolowski is the author of Introduction to Phenomenology ( avg rating, ratings, 35 reviews, published ), The God of Faith and Reason.

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Phenomenology of the Human Person. The empirical and transcendental egos are not two entities; they are one and the same being, but considered in two ways.

Sokolowski has helped us understand and adopt a language of philosophy and phenomenology in ways that help us perceive the methodologies that might emerge as we pursue our human science research of lived experiences in educational settings.

This book presents the major philosophical doctrines of phenomenology in a clear, lively style with an abundance of examples.

Introduction to Phenomenology by Robert Sokolowski

Lists with This Book. The book examines such phenomena as perception, pictures, imagination, memory, language, and reference, and shows how human thinking arises from experience.

I struggle a bit with books about Philosophy. User Review – Flag as inappropriate The discussion on the “vagueness” of thoughts, which says the thoughts cannot achieve “distinctiveness.

There are too many straw men fought against by the phenomenologist Don Quixotes, I wonder if these dons would have a mission without Descartes, and other philosophers who have “had a too limited understanding of what makes us rational”. Michel Henry – – Fordham University Press. This book discusses the father of phenomenology Edmund Husserl and then discusses, Marti Taking 2 years to read this book probably tells you more than I can tell you.

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Introduction to Phenomenology

Husserl’s principal contribution to philosophy was his retrieval and development of the concept of intentionality. What does Husserl mean by “anschauung”? A good introduction to the foundational concepts of this particular philosophical approach.


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Studies on the Eucharist, Trinity, and the Human Person 4. Sokolowski repeatedly suggests that phenomenology, contrary to popular thought, does have something to say in matters political- this was unconvincing.

The most beneficial thing about the book is the keen insights that can be gleaned from the study of phenomenology for the burgeoning studies If you are unfamiliar with this branch of philosophy, then this is a great book for anyone wanting to know the basics of Phenomenology. Reason Truth and Evidence. For many years, scholars and teachers have lamented the fact that there existed no readable and reliable introduction to phenomenology that one might recommend to students both graduate and undergraduate and to colleagues from other philosophical traditions.

Robert Sokolowski (Author of Introduction to Phenomenology)

Some earlier attempts to provide such an introduction have either relied on excessively technical jargon or misinterpreted key aspects of Husserl’s thought. A Study of G.

How to Do Things with Brackets: Apr 14, Jan rated it really liked it Shelves: Reason, truth, and evidence; This is one of the best introductions to phenomenology that I have come across, if not the best.

Table of contents Introduction; 1. The Hidden Potentialities of Augmented Reality. They are thus stressing a continuity between Husserl and Frege. Sokolowski illustrates Husserl’s account of how presence and absence function in manifold ways by developing several instructive examples: The purpose of this procedure is not to call natural Since the subject matter is inherently interesting how does reality ‘appear’ to us?

Baum Limited preview – It doesn’t simply tell you what phenomenology does, but it actually leads the reader into thinking in the particular way phenomenology thinks about things. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Jan 20, Marcela rated it it was amazing Shelves: In that sense I’d recommend buying this thing as an ebook so as to utilize the “search” feature and be able to jump around the text and read about relevant concepts in stead of a search and rescue mission that would inevitably waste quite a bit of time if phenomenolovy bought the paper version.


In addition, towards the end, Sokolowski engages in a rather bizarre series of assertions because he presents no evidence or argument for any of his points, going intdoduction against much of what he says in the book about the nature of modern politics, citizenship, his preference for republicanism, and how phenomenology is somehow related to all that. Trivia About Introduction to P Refresh and try again. Besides the short shrift Sokolowski gives to the moderns, this book is a great starting point for Husserlian philosophical reflection.

If this is the easiest and clearest introduction to Phenomenology I’m glad I didn’t opt for any of the others. Mar 17, Ivan Pretorius rated it really liked it. If one uses it as a reference as opposed to a primary source, I think that would be the most useful way to read this book. Furthermore, as the concept of intentionality can be understood, there’s an active component to it all: Book ratings by Goodreads.

If you are unfamiliar with this branch of philosophy, then this is a great book for anyone wanting to know the basics of Phenomenology. One that especially comes to mind is his treatment of the conflicting theories of the noema. Since then I have read chapters with my close colleague and friend and we have read the chapters in Colloquia inhroduction our PhD and Masters by thesis students.