The Routledge Companion to Phenomenology


The Routledge Companion to Phenomenology



Phenomenology was one of the twentieth century’s major philosophical movements and continues to be a vibrant and widely studied subject today. The Routledge Companion to Phenomenology is an outstanding guide and reference source to the key philosophers, topics and themes in this exciting subject, and essential reading for any student or scholar of phenomenology.

Comprising over fifty chapters by a team of international contributors, the Companion is divided into five clear parts:

  • main figures in the phenomenological movement, from Brentano to Derrida
  • main topics in phenomenology
  • phenomenological contributions to philosophy
  • phenomenological intersections
  • historical postscript.

Close attention is paid to the core topics in phenomenology such as intentionality, perception, subjectivity, the self, the body, being and phenomenological method. An important feature of the Companion is its examination of how phenomenology has contributed to central disciplines in philosophy such as metaphysics, philosophy of mind, moral philosophy, aesthetics and philosophy of religion as well as disciplines beyond philosophy such as race, cognitive science, psychiatry, literary criticism and psychoanalysis.



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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors, xiv.

Acknowledgments, xxiii.

Introduction by Soren Overgaard, 1.

Part. I - Main figures in the phenomenological movement, 15.

Franz Brentano by Peter Simons, 17.

Edmund Husserl by Dermot Moran, 28.

Max Scheler by Eugene Kelly, 40

Martin Heidegger by Daniel Dahlstrom, 50.

Jean-Paul Sartre by Roland Breeur, 62.

Emmanuel Levinas by Richard A. Cohen, 71.

Hannah Arendt by Veronica Vasterling, 82.

Simone de Beauvoir by Gail Weiss, 92.

Maurice Merleau-Ponty by Komarine Romdenh-Romluc, 103.

Jacques Derrida by Bjorn Thorsteinsson, 113.

Part. II - Main topics in phenomenology, 123.

Intentionality by John J. Drummond, 125.

Evidence by Roberto Walton, 135.

Perception by Walter Hopp, 146.

Truth by Thane M. Naberhaus, 158.

The subject and the self by Karl Mertens, 168.

Intersubjectivity by Dan Zahavi, 180.

Time by Nicolas De Warren, 190.

Space by Edward S. Casey, 202.

The world by Carleton B. Christensen, 211.

The body by Sara Heinamaa, 222.

History by David Carr, 233.

Husserl's method of reduction by Sebastian Luft, 243.

Eidetics and its methodology by Rochus Sowa, 254.

Genetic phenomenology by Dieter Lohmar, 266.

Methods in phenomenology after Husserl by David R. Cerbone, 276.

Art and aesthetics by John B. Brough, 287.

Value by Peter Poellner, 297.

The meaning of being by Thomas Schwarz Wentzer, 307.

Dasein by Francoise Dastur, 318.

Freedom by Jonathan Webber, 327.

The chiasm by Ted Toadvine, 336.

Ethics as first philosophy by Bettina Bergo, 348.

Narrative by Pol Vandevelde, 360.

Part. III - Phenomenological contributions to philosophy, 371.

Metaphysics and ontology by David Woodruff Smith, 373.

Epistemology by Gianfranco Soldati, 384.

Philosophy of mind by Charles Siewert, 394.

Philosophy of language by Martin Weichold, 406.

Moral philosophy by Sonja Rinofner-Kreidl, 417.

Political philosophy by James Dodd, 429.

Logic by Richard Tieszen, 439.

Philosophy of mathematics by Leila Haaparanta, 449.

Philosophy of science by Hans Bernhard Schmid, 461.

Philosophy of religion and theology by Felix Ó Murchadha, 473.

Part. IV - Phenomenological intersections, 483.

Existentialism by Jack Reynolds, 485.

Hermeneutics by David Espinet, 496.

Deconstruction by Leonard Lawlor, 508.

Feminism by Helen A. Fielding, 518.

Post-structuralism: Michel Foucault by Johanna Oksala, 528.

Critical theory by Ernst Wolff, 540.

Critical philosophy of race by Robert Bernasconi, 551.

Analytic philosophy by Soren Overgaard, 563.

Cognitive science by Shaun Gallagher, 574.

Phenomenological psychology by James Morley, 586.

Psychoanalysis by Jensen Farquhar, 596.

Psychiatry by Thomas Fuchs, 611.

Nursing and medicine by Havi Carel, 623.

The social sciences by Michael Barber, 633.

Literary criticism by Joshua Kates, 644.

Part. V - Historical postscript, 655.

"Phenomenology": a reflection on the history of the term by Karl Schuhmann, 657.

Index, 689.

The Routledge Companion to Phenomenology