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 is a good writer, but even better; he is an eminent thinker. An Introduction to the Phenomenological Study of Sport.

Introduction to Phenomenology

Sign in to use this feature. Phenomenology of the self; 9. That being said, this work is clearly of a Husserlian orientation. The sections do not really need to be read in order. It is the agent of truth, the one responsible for judgments and verifications, the perceptual and cognitive ‘owner’ of the world.

Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. This is one of the best introductions to phenomenology that I have come across, if not the best. The life-world and intersubjectivity; Sokolowski illustrates Husserl’s account of how presence and soiolowski function in manifold ways by developing several instructive examples: I struggle a bit with books about Philosophy.

Commenting on the first of these themes, Sokolowski observes that many readers of Husserl are initially skeptical of his claim that we truly know what is absent, We are so accustomed to thinking of cognition in terms of the modern metaphor for mind that we feel obliged to require something present, such as an image or a concept, as the immediate target of our signitive intentions of absent things.

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The rest of the text fleshes out many of the techniques used in this chapter. Jan 13, Lance rated it it was amazing. It also studies personal Refresh and try again. It perhaps is not said, but I gladly draw my own conclusion Our perceptions are always partial.


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.

In other words, it is structured like a textbook and treats its subject-matter drily, even though phenomenology is the conceptual underpinning for most of the really exciting philosophy of the 20th century. Having little background in phenomenology, jumping right in to Husserl in particular was too much for me.

Indeed, he manages to communicate the basic insights of phenomenology much more dearly and forcefully than did Husserl himself. Jun 21, Scott rated it it was amazing. Sokolowski, Drummond sokolowsk others of this school attempt to present Husserl on his own terms and do not, as the West Coast school does, attempt to read Husserl’s thought through the lens of Frege.

It borrows from them all to present phenomenology as a unified system of thought, a kind of science.

In addition to providing a new interpretation of the correspondence theory of truth, the author also explains how phenomenology differs from both modern and postmodern forms of thinking.

Sokolowski calls attention to a phrase in Samuel Beckett’s novel Murphy that perfectly captures the “egocentric predicament” of modern philosophy: Aug 03, Jim rated it really liked it. Apr 03, Bruce Caithness rated it liked it. Google Books no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy sokilowski this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

Dec 16, Katja rated it it was ok Shelves: Be the first to ask a question about Introduction to Phenomenology. I like his layout into topics such as “What is intentionality, and why it is important”, “Words, pictures and symbols” etc.

Introduction to Phenomenology by Robert Sokolowski

I have long introducction discomfort introduxtion phenomenological jargon in that rather than it Robert Sokolowlski’s introduction to phenomenology is as clear an exposition of this often impenetrable subject as I have read.


Declan Smithies – – Philosophy Compass 8 8: Phenomenklogy 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.

The Life World and Intersubjectivity. Sokolowski repeatedly suggests that phenomenology, contrary to popular thought, does have something to say in matters political- this was unconvincing. But these critics were partly right: Phenomenological study should be more than exegetical analysis of phenomenologists’s writings. When we think or speak about things in their absence, and when we perceive them, we deal with those things and not with mental substitutes.

This is an excellent and quick introduction to phenomenology. One cannot read it like a novel. 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”. Perception Memory and Imagination. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Furthermore, as the concept of intentionality can be understood, there’s an active component to it all: 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 sojolowski concepts of phenomenology.

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