By Robert Sokolowski

ISBN-10: 0521667925

ISBN-13: 9780521667920

This ebook offers the foremost philosophical doctrines of phenomenology in a transparent, full of life sort with an abundance of examples. The publication examines such phenomena as notion, images, mind's eye, reminiscence, language, and reference, and exhibits how human pondering arises from event. It additionally experiences own id as confirmed via time and discusses the character of philosophy. as well as supplying a brand new interpretation of the correspondence concept of fact, the writer additionally explains how phenomenology differs from either smooth and postmodern varieties of thinking.

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Introduction
1 technological know-how and man
2 technological know-how and phenomenology
3 The plan of this work
4 'Geographical phenomenology'
5 The disciplinary context

PART I GEOGRAPHY and conventional METAPHYSICS
Geographical discourse and its primary themes
6 simple suggestions of technology and the strategy applicable to ontology
7 Objectivism and subjectivism
8 Positivism and naturalism
8a The a-historical nature of positivism
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10 Conceptions of actual house and geography
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11 actual area, cognitive behaviouralism and the flip to subjectivity
12 The mode of being attribute of geographical objects

PART II GEOGRAPHY AND PHENOMENOLOGY
The interpretation of phenomenology in geography
13 The phenomenological foundation of geography
14 Geographical phenomenology
14a Phenomenology and useful research
15 techniques to geographical phenomenology
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18 The phenomenological method
18a Intentionality

Geographical phenomenology: a critique of its foundations
19 The metaphysics of geographical phenomenology
20 Humanism and the confusion of the 'objective' and the 'subjective'
20a Subjectivity and intentionality
20b Individualism
20c The 'things themselves', 'consciousness' and 'the challenge of the target world'
2od Idealism
21 Geographical phenomenology: its inner critique
21a Phenomenology and standards of validity
22 The flip to Schiitz's constitutive phenomenology and justifying a go back to Husserl

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26a The lifeworld ontology
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34 Phenomenology
35 Phenomenology and the technology of geography
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37 Husserl and human science
38 in the direction of a proper and a priori 'mathesis of spiritand of humanity'
39 The existential analytic and the human sciences
40 The existential analytic and the 'natural notion of the world' (or lifeworld)

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117 '" FTI, 279/H XVII, 246. us FIL 128-129IH XVII, 114. 116 eM, 12JH I, 53. '" FTI, 288/H XVII, 294; emphasis deleted. SCIENCE IN HUSSERL AND THE TRADITION 33 X. Conclusion Husserl's philosophy of science has often been faulted as dogmatic, unduly informed by a foundationalist epistemology. We found such charges to be unjustified on two counts. First, although Husserl was throughout his career an adherent of the strong foundationalist account of science, he limited the validity of that account to the purely deductive sciences.

They will never count as bodies of knowledge in the strict sense; although, as bodies of belief, they may be perfectly rational. The main reason why the natural sciences fall short of knowledge is that natural bodies are, for Locke, collocations of simple ideas between which we so Essay, IV,ii, 6. " Essay, IV,xiv,1. 52 Essay, IV,xv,5. SCIENCE IN HUSSERL AND THE TRADITION 17 can intuit no necessary relations. This is because the simple ideas composing the naturalsubstances-secondaryqualities for the most part-are dependent upon the primary qualities of the imperceptible material parts of natural substances.

It is not to show that the fact itself is necessary, but only that it necessarily follows from certain given antecedent conditions. What is necessary is not the consequent, but the consequence. The diagonal between the opposite corners of my desk just happens to be ofa certain length. It could have been otherwise. Its being that length is a wholly contingent matter. But, given that the corners of my desk are right angles together with the length of its sides, it necessarily follows that the length of the diagonal is precisely what it happens to be; it does not follow, however, that the diagonal is necessarily that length.

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