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Phenomenology is a philosophical movement associated with Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Jean-Paul Sartre. It is also a philosophical study of the structures of experience and consciousness.

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Hegel is not a proponent of the "Thesis-Antithesis-Synthesis" Scheme?

I'm aware that Hegel never employed these terms or discussed them, and that Fichte being their originator. My inquiry is whether Hegel utilized any terms to articulate his concepts if he didn't use ...
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What did Haugeland mean when he said that the grounding of ontical truth can be transcendental only as existential?

This is probably a narrow question, and so it's my job to motivate it. Due to the fact it would be inappropriate to expect many people to have read what I'm referencing, I'll try my best to explain my ...
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René Descartes' and Wittgenstein Doubt: Self and the Existence of Others?

Can one doubt their own existence in the world while simultaneously doubting the existence of others? If one's being isn't present because they aren't present themselves, wouldn't that make it ...
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Private language argument as an argument against the self and so egosim

“The words of this language are to refer to what only the speaker can know — to his immediate private sensations. So another person cannot understand the language.”... Immediately after introducing ...
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Are the noumena and phenomena worlds or perspectives? (According to Kant)

Among the peculiarities of phenomena, Kant’s premise is that he is unable to comprehend any meaning that describes what is beyond sense. Even sensible things will be invisible to the mind, and ...
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The different Egos in Husserl's Cartesian Meditations

So I thought I had understood the different 'Egos', mainly the distinction between the psychological and transcendental Ego, in the text. But throughout meditation 2 it becomes a bit confusing to me, ...
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Exploring Methods for Articulating the Ineffable Nature of Emotions: Philosophical Insights Needed

In the realm of human experience, both emotions and colors possess an ineffable quality, challenging our ability to fully articulate them through language. This resemblance highlights a fundamental ...
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Can we create our own essence/values like what Nietzsche proposed as a solution to nihilism - ubermensch?

I watched Jordan Peterson's lecture on Existentialism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsoVhKo4UvQ&ab_channel=JordanBPeterson and he said that Nietzsche's idea of ubermensch - a new human species ...
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The "object" notion of consciousness

Consider the following perspective: Consciousness is associated with (but not identified with) mental events describing its contents. For example, the thought, "I see a dog" can be ...
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Can art be rated objectively?

I know this question possibly have been asked multiple times am really sorry, but this maybe is a little different. Art as we know is a simple one way humans express themselves. Using imagination and ...
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Is Conscious Awareness of Phenomenal Experience a Correlate of the Constitutive Activity of Kant's Reason?

In the introduction to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason by Marcus Weigelt, Weigelt writes, "Reason, although sometimes understood as the faculty that encompasses all thought (for instance when we ...
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What is meditation?

As philosophers, can we provide a compelling definition of “meditation” (as in, the mental practice, originating from certain Asian cultures and traditions). I have personally begun to speculate about ...
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Is the evaluation of art's subjectivity wrong? and what is the goal behind our interpretations of art?

if art is subjective wouldn't that will make it a tatuology? Can The statemente"I like X more than Y, therefore X is better than Y be considered a tautological argument? because it equates repeat ...
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What is the idea of flux?

Merleau-Ponty suggests that something in a state of motion takes on a different structure to something at rest. Heraclitus says you cannot step into the same river twice. Physics today suggests that ...
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What is Husserl's "reductionist method"?

In Ideas, Husserl seems pretty convinced that phenomenology is a new science. He says that phenomenology is a descriptive science, and having read through Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception, ...
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According to theories of embodiment, am I in all my body?

According to theories of embodiment, am I in all my body? Am I in my fingernails and teeth, even when I do not feel them? If I pick up a large stick, then am I in the stick, when I poke things with it?...
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Are noumena and phenomena relativistic concepts?

God , soul can be considered noumena , existing as thing in itself ,and while what we perceive through six senses can be called phenomena. However I can say that what we perceive through six senses is ...
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If we did have a proven 'Theory of Everything' from physics, would it help to know why there is a universe?

From a 2022 review by a philosopher, of a 2021 book I haven't read by a physicist, quoting from a 1998 book I haven't read by a physicist: What’s Eating the Universe is undoubtedly a very interesting ...
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Hermeneutic Stance of Classic Phenomenology

Paul Ricoeur stated that Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche were exemplars of the “hermeneutics of suspicion.” Given classic phenomenology’s attempt to faithfully describe the matters or things themselves (...
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A Case of Scheler vs. Skepticism: Religious Experience

This concerns a problem I myself have with Scheler, and am not sure where to go with it. Scheler argues in On the Eternal in Man that one cannot dismiss religious experience (or as he calls it, "...
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Has brain-to-brain communication been addressed in the literature, and if so, is there a fundamental reorganization of philosophy required?

Answering Is this a good argument against mental causation? led me to a simple metaphysical question, and I wonder if anyone in the Western Canon addressed it, particularly someone in the last century....
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Is this a good argument against mental causation?

If mental causation exists, then mental phenomena would affect the bodies of sentient beings. Then the bodies of sentient beings (and only they) would be affected by an additional set of causal ...
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Husserlian Critiques of Scheler

It’s known that although Max Scheler’s phenomenology was heavily inspired by Husserl, he was no student of Husserl. So, the two had disagreements on how to do phenomenology. While I’m acutely aware of ...
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Source of "Vision is to touch with the gaze"

I have been going back through every note and flagged book I have and trying every search term combination to try to find the source of a quote or passage that noted the concept that 'vision is to ...
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Naturalism that is self-refuting in Husserl

I'm reading the book D. O. Dhalstrom. Heidegger's concept of truth. Digitally printed version 2009, Cambridge University Press (2009), and on page 124 the author states: There is, for example, a ...
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What does Husserl mean by 'purity'?

I'm reading "Ideas" by Husserl, and there are several notions I'd like to crystallise or 'locate' within my own experience. Kant also spoke of purity, and with him it was in terms of ...
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Phenomenal Conservatism vs common sense epistemology

Phenomenal Conservatism said: "If it seems to S that P, then, in the absence of defeaters, S thereby has at least some justification for believing that P." The phrase: "at least some ...
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Thoughts on "Existential Flourishing: A Phenomenology of the Virtues" by Irene McMullin?

I recently came across a book titled "Existential Flourishing: A Phenomenology of the Virtues" by Irene McMullin and I'm considering purchasing it. Before I do, I wanted to reach out to the ...
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To what extent can one admit that language is an adequate outlet for explicit feelings and experiencings?

If I am sharing my thoughts and another person goes “oh, that’s relatable,” or “yeah, I totally get it,” and other variations like “I feel you on that one!” Do they, really? Is language ever enough, ...
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Who are some philosophers who explore the possibility/impossibility of the intimacy of understanding others?

Can one ever be understood? When people say “yeah, I feel you” do they really? Is language enough of an outlet to transmit feelings with enough exactitude?
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Why are Dan Dennett and his heterophenomenonology largely ignored by the Wikipedia and Stanford articles on phenomenology?

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/phenomenology/ says: "According to classical Husserlian phenomenology, our experience is directed toward—represents or “intends”—things only through particular ...
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Are there secular philosophers who argue for predetermined and given meaning/value in life and essentialism?

In continental philosophy particularly existentialism, thinkers reject the idea that there are any predetermined or given meanings/values in life, and stresses that we must take up our freedom and ...
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Questions on Phenomenology

This is from https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/phenomenology/#DiscPhen Section 4 paragraph 9 One of Heidegger’s most innovative ideas was his conception of the “ground” of being, looking to modes of ...
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Can someone explain some things that I am unsure of in this text?

This is a passage from a summary on Husserl’s philosophy from https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/husserl/ This is on the last paragraph of section 6: This deep-structure of intentional consciousness ...
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Kant's transcendental apperception and 'ipseity' in phenomenology

In the writings of various phenomenologists, the concept of 'ipseity' is widely discussed. As far as I can make out from various sources (e.g. Zahavi, Subjectivity and Selfhood, esp. chapter 5), ...
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Explanation of Dasein and Da-sein in Heidegger

I am using the translation by Joan Stambaugh. Can someone explain what is meant by "Da-sein", and how does this compares to the more used "Dasein"?
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Question about Sartre's distinction between "self-consciousness", "subject", and "ego"

I am reading the Routledge Critical Thinkers series on Jacques Lacan, and I have come across this passage about Jean-Paul Sartre: In an early work entitled Transcendence of the Ego (1934) Sartre ...
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About the absolute nature of the Answer to a particular question

Can every question regardless of the subject be answered? ( answer based on reality and not on "Phaneron" ) How is the reality taken to be true? ( Everything that is proven may not be true ...
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Is Hume talking about noumena in section 12 of the Enquiry?

So I'm almost done with the Enquiry and came across something in this section that reminded me of Kant's phenomena and noumena. If this is the case, I'm just curious, why hadn't anyone made this ...
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Why is psychology a parallel to natural science?

This is from Husserl's Phenomenology which he wrote for the Encyclopedia Britannica: It is by no means clear from the very outset, however, how far the idea of a pure psychology -as a psychological ...
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Meanings of multiple and variable

This is from Ñanavira's Notes on Dhamma - Phassa footnote C: If experience were confined to the use of a single eye, the eye and forms would not be distinguishable, they would not appear as separate ...
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A few questions on Phenomenology

Can someone briefly explain: What is the difference between Phenomenological, Transcendental and Eidetic reduction? What the 'natural attitude means? What it means to bracket the natural attitude? Why ...
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What does play of reflexions mean here?

A passage from Ñanavira's Notes on Dhamma from Atta: The puthujjana confuses (as the arahat does not) the self-identity of simple reflexion—as with a mirror, where the same thing is seen from two ...
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A couple of questions regarding imagination

Here is a passage from Ñanavira's Notes on Dhamma. Images here refer to mental content (imaginations). Five-base refers to the five senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch) There is no doubt that ...
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Does a phenomenal experience require conscious awareness, or simply unconscious sensation?

If a tree is experienced lying on the forest floor, did it come into existence when experienced, or did something cause it to lie there? This question is all about the division between phenomenal, ...
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What is Organic Unity and why is every situation an organic unity?

The is from Ñanavira's book: Notes on Dhamma. It is from footnote b in the notes on Anicca: McTaggart, in The Nature of Existence (Cambridge 1921-7, §§149-54), remarks that philosophers have usually ...
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Can aesthetic experience being induced?

Can aesthetic experiences being induced ? Or are those bound to specific aspects of an objects or quality? This small excerpt from a text on Ponty and minimalism in art says: “from Merleau-Ponty’s ...
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Are there contemporary analytic defenders of the view that pattern/meaning is metaphysically fundamental and directly knowable?

Background: Much of philosophy since Kant has taken for granted that our basic experience of reality is structured by our cognitive apparatus, including notably our background conceptual frameworks. ...
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Meaning of these words in Heidegger's "Being and Time"?

What is the meaning of obstinacy and un-ready-to-hand in this passage from "Being and Time"? I have a general knowledge of Heidegger’s philosophy, but I have problem understanding the ...
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Is Husserl's transcendental ego God?

We will eventually come up against something that cannot be varied without destroying that object as an instance of its kind. The implicit claim here is that if it is inconceivable that an object of ...
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