A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism / Edition 1

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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: 9781405110778
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/15/2005
  • Series: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 622
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.98 (d)

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

1 A brief introduction to phenomenology and existentialism 1
2 Husserlian phenomenology 9
3 Existential phenomenology 31
4 French phenomenology 48
5 Intentionality 69
6 Consciousness 78
7 The lifeworld and lived experience 91
8 Husserl's reductions and the role they play in his phenomenology 105
9 Categorical intuition 115
10 Temporality 127
11 The roots of existentialism 137
12 German existence-philosophy 162
13 Religious existentialism 188
14 French existentialism 206
15 The concept of authenticity 229
16 Affectivity 240
17 The body 253
18 Freedom and responsibility 263
19 Absurdity 271
20 Death 280
21 Emotions in phenomenology and existentialism 291
22 The ecological structure of consciousness : lessons from Sartre for analytical philosophy of mind 310
23 Phenomenology, neuroscience, and intersubjectivity 329
24 The intrinsic spatial frame of reference 346
25 Action, the scientific worldview, and being-in-the-world 356
26 Phenomenology in artificial intelligence and cognitive science 377
27 Phenomenological currents in twentieth-century psychology 394
28 Medicine 412
29 Realism, science, and the deworlding of the world 425
30 Environmental philosophy 445
31 Ontology, pragmatism, and technology 464
32 The lived-body and the dignity of human beings 478
33 Sexuality 489
34 Feminism 502
35 A life worth living 516
36 The search for immediacy and the problem of political life in existentialism and phenomenology 531
37 History and historicity 545
38 Bubbles and skulls : the phenomenology of self-consciousness in Dutch still-life painting 559
39 Mathematics 585
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