A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism [NOOK Book]


A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism is a complete guide to two of the dominant movements of philosophy in the twentieth century.
  • Written by a team of leading scholars, including Dagfinn Føllesdal, J. N. Mohanty, Robert Solomon, Jean-Luc Marion
  • Highlights the area of overlap between the two movements
  • Features longer essays discussing each of the main schools of ...
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A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism

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A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism is a complete guide to two of the dominant movements of philosophy in the twentieth century.
  • Written by a team of leading scholars, including Dagfinn Føllesdal, J. N. Mohanty, Robert Solomon, Jean-Luc Marion
  • Highlights the area of overlap between the two movements
  • Features longer essays discussing each of the main schools of thought, shorter essays introducing prominent themes, and problem-oriented chapters
  • Organised topically, around concepts such as temporality, intentionality, death and nihilism
  • Features essays on unusual subjects, such as medicine, the emotions, artificial intelligence, and environmental philosophy
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"The volume is thorough and will assist readers interested in both Continental thought and traditional Anglo-American topics." (CHOICE, November 2009)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444356564
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/24/2011
  • Series: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy, #121
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Hubert L. Dreyfus is Professor of Philosophy in the Graduate School at the University of California at Berkeley. His publications include On the Internet (2001), What Computers (Still) Can’t Do (Third Edition, 1992), Being-in-the-World: A Commentary on Division I of Heidegger’s Being and Time (1991), and Mind over Machine: The Power of Human Intuition and Expertise in the Era of the Computer (with Stuart Dreyfus, 1987).

Mark A. Wrathall is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Brigham Young University. He is the editor of Religion after Metaphysics (2003), Heidegger Re-examined (with Hubert L. Dreyfus, 2002), Heidegger, Authenticity, and Modernity (with Jeff Malpas, 2000), Heidegger, Coping, and Cognitive Science (with Jeff Malpas, 2000), and Appropriating Heidegger (with James Falconer, 2000).
Hubert L. Dreyfus and Mark A. Wrathall are also the joint editors of A Companion to Heidegger (Blackwell, 2005).

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Notes on Contributors ix

Acknowledgments xiv

1 A Brief Introduction to Phenomenology and Existentialism 1
Mark A. Wrathall and Hubert L. Dreyfus



2 Husserlian Phenomenology 9
Steven Crowell

3 Existential Phenomenology 31
Mark A. Wrathall

4 French Phenomenology 48
François-David Sebbah


5 Intentionality 69
J. N. Mohanty

6 Consciousness 78
Charles Siewert

7 The Lifeworld and Lived Experience 91
Martin Jay

8 Husserl’s Reductions and the Role They Play in His Phenomenology 105
Dagfinn Føllesdal

9 Categorial Intuition 115
Dieter Lohmar

10 Temporality 127
John B. Brough and William Blattner



11 The Roots of Existentialism 137
Hubert L. Dreyfus

12 German Existence-Philosophy 162
Udo Tietz

13 Religious Existentialism 188
Clancy Martin

14 French Existentialism 206
Robert Wicks


15 The Concept of Authenticity 229
Taylor Carman

16 Affectivity 240
Béatrice Han-Pile

17 The Body 253
Piotr Hoffman

18 Freedom and Responsibility 263
Frederick A. Olafson

19 Absurdity 271
David Sherman

20 Death 280
David Couzens Hoy


21 Emotions in Phenomenology and Existentialism 291
Robert C. Solomon

22 The Egological Structure of Consciousness: Lessons from Sartre for Analytical Philosophy of Mind 310
Manuel Bremer

23 Phenomenology, Neuroscience, and Intersubjectivity 329
Matthew Ratcliffe

24 The Intrinsic Spatial Frame of Reference 346
Shaun Gallagher

25 Action, the Scientific Worldview, and Being-in-the-World 356
Craig DeLancey

26 Phenomenology in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science 377
Daniel Andler

27 Phenomenological Currents in Twentieth-Century Psychology 394
Frederick J. Wertz

28 Medicine 412
Fredrik Svenaeus

29 Realism, Science, and the Deworlding of the World 425
Peter Eli Gordon

30 Environmental Philosophy 445
Iain Thomson

31 Ontology, Pragmatism, and Technology 464
Shunsuke Kadowaki

32 The Lived-Body and the Dignity of Human Beings 478
Andreas Brenner

33 Sexuality 489
Ann V. Murphy

34 Feminism 502
Sara Heinämaa

35 A Life Worth Living 516
Julian Young

36 The Search for Immediacy and the Problem of Political Life in Existentialism and Phenomenology 531
Michael Allen Gillespie

37 History and Historicity 545
Charles Guignon

38 Bubbles and Skulls: The Phenomenology of Self-Consciousness in Dutch Still-Life Painting 559
Wayne M. Martin

39 Mathematics 585
Mark van Atten

Index 600

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  • Posted July 21, 2012

    I would highly recommend

    My summer reading program surrond "philosophy of mind" books. That reading took me into several readings on Phenomenology and existential philsophers, which led to this book. It is very informative and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in Phenomenology and Extentialism. I have let this book take me to several philosphers from Husserl and those who followed him. Again, this is a really good book that is very informative and contains the information I needed to continue with my summer reeading program.

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  • Posted June 19, 2012

    A splendid read for philosophy students

    This companion gives the philosophy student an extensive understanding of existentialism and phenomenology but is more valuable to one in graduate school

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