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Phenomenology: From Classical to Contemporary Approaches (abstracts)

PhilosWhitehead‘s Narration of the Crisis

This paper examines Alfred North Whitehead‘s treatment of the ?crisis of the European sciences,? in contradistinction to Edmund Husserl‘s analysis. For this task, I rely primarily on Whitehead‘s Science and the Modern World. Whitehead‘s analysis of the crisis of Western science and civilization is in Continue reading

On Husserl’s Idea of Phenomenological Psychology

Edmund-Husserl1This paper primarily takes the form of an introduction to and a clarification of Husserl’s account of “phenomenological psychology”. This is a discipline that comes very close to phenomenology, and whose boundaries often seem to blur with those of phenomenology (and Husserl’s way of presenting such an account raises, rather than clarifying confusions).

Specifically, in this paper, I disambiguate between three different meanings of “phenomenological psychology” that, I claim, can be found in Husserl’s works. Continue reading

A Phenomenology of Torture

depressionMoving from a phenomenology of the body, I will argue that torture must be understood in light of the lived-body, its projects and its pain. Drawing on Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Drew Leder, and Elizabeth Scarry, I will first develop a phenomenological description of the body in pain. This will include a description of the intersubjective life-world of the body in pain.

Using examples both from the past (Dante, judicial torture, ancient warfare and Continue reading