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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Sokolowski possesses that valuable talent of making what is complex simple. I do appreciate the thematic structure rather than one based on authors’ names. In a very clear and straightforward style, the author shows that the outlook of phenomenology is a perfect response for many mistakes in modern philosophy, especially the skepticism about our ability to know truth and grasp reality as such, restoring the convictions that animated ancient and medieval philosophy and yet i Perfect introduction.
The discussion on the “vagueness” of thoughts, which says the thoughts cannot achieve “distinctiveness. The purpose of this procedure is not to call natural Apr 22, Lukas op de Beke rated it really liked it.
I have long felt discomfort with phenomenological jargon in that rather than it pointing to falsifiable hypotheses, as I would presume we seek in a shared search for truth, it tends to make its serpentine concepts impossible to grip.
He didn’t cite earlier work or really tell us much about other schools of thought that he counters with the phenomenological point of view. One weakness of this book would be that it is very phenomejology emphasizes the Husserlian perspective on phenomenology, sometimes underplaying other important perspectives taken by other thinkers. Discover new books on Goodreads. Any questions I have concerning the subject of phenomenology are not criticisms of Sokolowski’s book so much as of the umwelt in which it lives and which it exemplifies.
Introduction to Phenomenology
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Solomon – – Oxford University Press. I struggle a bit with books about Philosophy. Think phenomenology is irrelevant? This book has given me the proper context for understanding phenomenology, at least in a useful practical way. This book is exactly what it’s title says it is ; a introduction to phenomenology.
Mar 04, Tylor Lovins rated it it was ok Shelves: PettNancy R. Readers should also have some familiarity with key philosophical issues in epistemology before reading. History of Western Philosophy. Jul 26, John rated it it was amazing. The most beneficial thing about the book is the keen insights that can be gleaned from the study of phenomenology for the burgeoning studies introductioj done in the areas of biblical symbolism and typology.
Be the first to ask a question about Introduction to Phenomenology. Forged from a partnership between a university inroduction and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. The impulse of curiosity, the pressure for knowledge, from the lowest level up to the highest rung of philosophical insight arises only from the struggle to cancel this situation of unfreedom and to make the world one’s own in o “The ignorant man is not free, because what confronts him is an alien world, something outside him and in the offing, on which he depends, without his having made this foreign world for himself and therefore without being at home in it by himself as in something his own.
Phenomenological literature, nearly without exception, has a revivalist tone, to quote Sokolowski: Refresh and try again. Books about schools of thought that cloak original words instead of shed light on them only take you so far.
In a very clear and straightforward style, the author shows that the outlook of phenomenology is a perfect response for many mistakes in modern philosophy, especially the skepticism about our ability to know truth and grasp reality as such, restoring the convictions that animated ancient and medieval philosophy and yet improving the classical understanding of knowledge as a specifically human act.
In this book, Sokolowski has given us a robbert, lucid, and cogently argued introduction to phenomenology, which displays many of its contributions to our understanding of human thought, action, and speech, and which leaves little doubt about the integrity kntroduction efficacy of the philosophical enterprise This is a very obscure and almost impenetrable branch of philosophy, especially if you don’t have much background in philosophical studies.
Truth is not relative, it is just hard to find. Sep 15, Ann Michael rated it it was amazing. Request removal from index.
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You cannot possibly have a simpler, more straightforward, and yet completely dependable exposition. When I went to my philosophy group discussion of this book, the hard core philosopher types ripped this book to shreds as well as many of the concepts of phenomenology.
Contrary to what some reviewers on Amazon, notably have said, you won’t be able to ‘do’ phenomenology after reading this book. Having little background in phenomenology, jumping right in to Husserl in particular introduvtion too much for me.
Readers should not expect a particularly in depth look into phenomenology. Nicola Liberati – – AI and Society 31 1: Books by Robert Sokolowski.
Sokolowski repeatedly moves our attention to the implication of not merely being isolated, interpretive and alienated individuals “bad Descartes! The life-world and intersubjectivity; Science Logic and Mathematics.
In addition to providing a new interpretation of the correspondence theory of truth, the author also explains how phenomenology differs introductjon both modern and postmodern forms of thinking.
The book examines such phenomena as perception, pictures, imagination, memory, language, and reference, and shows how human thinking arises from experience.