Articles tagged 'phenomenology'

Attaining Objectivity: Phenomenological Reduction and the Private Language Argument

Article (Philosophy)

Twentieth Century philosophical thought has expressed itself for the most part through two great Movements: the phenomenological and the analytical. Each movement originated in reaction against idealistic—or at least anti-realistic—views of "the world". And each...

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Being a Christian in a Pluralistic Society

Article (Christianity)

Only a few decades ago, well past the Second World War and into the early Sixties, American culture was almost universally regarded as based upon Christianity. Most leaders, as well as people generally, not only accepted this basis as a...

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Case Against Quine’s Case for Psychologism (The)

Article (Philosophy)

"Whoever remains caught up within the sphere of general reflections may allow himself to be deceived by the psychologistic arguments. A mere glance at any one logical Law, at its true meaning and at the insightfulness with which it is...

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Comments on Papers by Nelson, Slife, Reber, and Richardson

Article (Christianity)

[Abstract: I have only tried to deepen our understanding of the issues surrounding the secular assumptions of much current psychology by doing four things: One, pointing out how the drive toward secularism or naturalism in psychological method is supported upon...

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Comments on Smith and Talmy

Article (Philosophy)

In a certain traditional and obvious sense, the human being is a substance, with observable properties and deeper-lying characteristics (properties and dispositions). That is, it has properties but is not a property, endures through time and space, and stands in...

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Concerning Phenomenology, trans. of Adolf Reinach’s Ueber Phaenomenologie

Article (Philosophy)

Gentlemen. I have not set myself the task of telling you what Phenomenology is. Rather, I would like to try to think with you in the phenomenological manner. To talk about phenomenology is the most useless thing in the world...

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Crucial Error in Epistemology (A)

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The worth of A. D. Woozley's well-known book, Theory of Knowledge, is seriously compromised by an error which runs through the entire work. The error is of such a fundamental nature, and of such import for epistemology, that his...

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Degradation of Logical Form

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"Wahrheiten zu entdecken, ist Aufgabe aller Wissenschaften: der Logik kommt es zu, die Gesetze des Wahrseins zu erkennen." G. Frege1 "Dierein-logische Gesetze....aber sind rein theoretische Wahrheiten idealer Art, rein in ihrem Bedeutungsgehalt wurzelnd und nie über ihn hinausgehend....

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Finding the Noema

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Edmund Husserl was notable for his insistence that the primary work of the philosopher was finding things. Most importantly, the philosopher has the task of finding the 'things' that philosophers themselves talk about, in order to see if they really...

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For Lack of Intentionality

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ABSTRACT: Much of contemporary Philosophy of Language has attempted to explain the relationship between language and the objects referred to by it without recourse to the intentionality of acts of consciousness, as Husserl and other Phenomenologists have understood it. This...

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Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Phenomenology

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Counseling Practice and Its Knowledge Base Counseling is a practical field, in which specific actions are taken to achieve prescribed ends. The field exists for the sake of those ends, but, like all practical domains, it presupposes a body of...

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How Concepts Relate the Mind to its Objects:  The ‘God’s Eye View’ Vindicated

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I What is it for an object to be "before" the mind in thought, or in consciousness generally? And how, exactly, are "concepts" necessarily involved in such a case? Everyone seems to agree that they are involved. There must in...

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How Reason Can Survive The Modern University: The Moral Foundations Of Rationality

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When I speak of reason surviving the modern university, I refer to reason as a living, social practice. Reason as a human faculty or as a mental function, and all that essentially pertains to it, is perhaps in no danger....

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Integrity of the Mental Act: Husserlian Reflections on a Fregian Problem (The)

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There is a general structure present in the event of something standing before us as the object of our consciousness. Obviously, for not just any event is an event of this sort. Such an event must be one with characteristic...

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Intentionality and the Substance of the Self

Article (Philosophy)

When I was first contacted about contributing to this session, the thought expressed to me was that it might be good to do something to promote dialogue between Continental and Analytic temperaments within the Society of Christian Philosophers. That was...

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Knowledge

Article (Philosophy)

It is clear from this exposition that fulfillment as well as Knowing--which indeed is only another word for the same thing--can be characterised as an act of re-identification. (Husserl, VIth Investigation, Subsection 8) We have equated fulfillment with Knowledge (in the...

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Moral Rights, Moral Responsibility and the Contemporary Failure of Moral Knowledge

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Human rights are in desperate straits around the world. They are widely proclaimed, but brutally violated on a mind-numbing scale. The basic outlook which I wish to represent in this talk is that moral rights depend, for their effective implementation,...

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Observations on Current Leadership Issues in Higher Education

Article (Christianity)

Several profoundly significant facts characterize Christian and other institutions of higher education at the present time: Administrative leadership is disconnected from what is taught as 'knowledge'.  The situation in higher education today is one where existing institutions, both Christian...

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Phenomenology and Metaphysics

Article (Philosophy)

I Under the heading of "Husserl's Ontology" I have chosen to discuss the troubled relationship between phenomenology and metaphysics. Like oil and water, they are not supposed to mix except as subjects of thought and discourse. Doing phenomenology is...

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Predication as Originary Violence:  A Phenomenological Critique of Derrida’s View of Intentionality

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What happens to intentionality in the thought of Jacques Derrida? When he is finished--when the terminological chain of differance has been finely interwoven with and marked off from that of "presence"--what has been made of that common state of...

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Realism Sustained? Interpreting Husserl’s Progression Into Idealism

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It is generally believed among those familiar with Husserl’s philosophy that in his earlier career he adopted a realist theory of knowledge, represented by his Logical Investigations, and that he later modified that realist theory in such a...

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Redemption of Reason (The)

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I’m speaking this morning on "The Redemption of Reason" because I think that is the most salient thing I can talk about from the point of view of my work as a philosopher. The task assigned to me...

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Review: A Critical Study of Husserl and Intentionality

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I This remarkable book is one of the most significant studies in Husserl's philosophy to appear in recent decades. It is a major expression of a tendency in Husserl interpretation that has been developing for some time, rooted primarily...

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Review: Back to Things in Themselves, by Joseph Seifert

Article (Philosophy)

‘Phenomenology' is understood in this book as `the method which leads us to see essences in what they themselves are' (24; cf. 10-11, 30, 321f). Thus, `The Aristotelian distinction of four types of causes is a masterful example of phenomenological analysis...

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Review: Husserl’s Position in the School of Brentano, by Robin D. Rollinger

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This useful volume is said by the author to be "first and foremost concerned with Husserl's relation with other pupils of Brentano." (p. 3) "Given the influence of Brentano on Husserl and others," he remarks, "the question naturally arises how...

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Review: Phenomenology and Analysis, edited by Arkadiusz Chrudzimski and Wolfgang Huemer

Article (Philosophy)

This review is available on the University of Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews website.

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Review: Theories of Judgment, by Wayne M. Martin

Article (Philosophy)

This book deals with a primary and perennial issue in the philosophy of mind and of knowledge: the nature of judgment. The author’s announced aim is to come to an understanding of what it is to judge. To...

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Significance of Husserl’s Logical Investigations (The)

Article (Philosophy)

This is a topic which anyone with a high regard for the Investigations must contemplate with sorrow and some amazement, though not entirely without hope. I There are three different perspectives, at least, from which one might consider it. 1. With...

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Theory of Wholes and Parts and Husserl’s Explication of the Possibility of Knowledge in the Logical Investigations (The)

Article (Philosophy)

My proximate aim in this paper is to clarify the vital role of the IIIrd "Investigation" in Husserl's project for his Logical Investigations (LI).1 My ultimate aim is to show how the LI opened the way to--indeed, constituted--a realist...

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Toward a Phenomenology for the Correspondence Theory of Truth

Article (Philosophy)

"Der Erfullungssynthesis dieses Falls ist die Evidenz oder Erkenntnis im pragnanten Wortsinn. Hier ist das Sein im Sinne der Wahrheit, der recht verstandenen "Uebereinstimmung," der adaequatio rei ac intellectus" realisiert, hier ist sie selbst gegeben, direct zu erschauen und zu...

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