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I would like to ask whether there are any concrete end-to-end examples that you are aware of, and ones that I can go through that are considered correct transcripts of the transcendental reduction method.

I am confused with regards to the Phenomenological method; most of the examples from the books are very limiting. For instance, these typically end on the angles and shapes of the bracketed object, like a cube, considering aspect, profile and moment. Are there good examples that are more thorough?

In regards to practicality, what should I also include in studying the object philosophically? Our moods, emotions and connotations also taken into consideration? Does awareness of picturing and remembering count? For example, is this a valid reduction wherein the colour of the red label on the PEPSI bottle points me to the image of a rose?

Again, what appliance does this have in real life? After reading Dan Zahavi I understand that Phenomenology is inherently about "seeing things through", meaning that dynamically, in real life, without taking reality for granted I can see my subjective imprints on the things; noesis that keeps leading me through to different noema. The result is a somewhat artistic and picturesque experience of reality, but is this necessarily correct?

P.S. I was myself considering to read Gaston's Poetics of Space in order to get an end to end example(s), but I am not sure it's a good candidate.

  • Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat. – Geoffrey Thomas Jul 2 '19 at 17:02
  • Try Don Ihde's Experimental Phenomenology for some pretty solid concrete examples. For example from Husserl himself, you need to go to the posthumously published works and the unpublished manuscripts. All of Husserl's works published during his lifetime were introductions to phenomenology and as such are very programmatic. Check out Thing and Space, Experience and Judgment for examples of in-depth reductions and analyses. – transitionsynthesis Oct 28 '19 at 20:57
  • See Robert Sokolowski, Introduction to phenomenology. – user39744 Dec 31 '19 at 16:05

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