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Single Idea 20448

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 2. Phenomenology]

Full Idea

Phenomenology is a philosophical method that tries to uncover the pre-theoretical layer of human experience and redescribe it.

Gist of Idea

Phenomenology uncovers and redescribes the pre-theoretical layer of life


Simon Critchley (Impossible Objects: interviews [2012], 2)

Book Reference

Critchley,Simon: 'Impossible Objects: interviews' [Politty 2012], p.44

A Reaction

I would be delighted if someone could tell me what this means in practice. I have the impression of lots of talk about phenomenology, but not much doing of it. Clearly I must enquire further.

Related Idea

Idea 20449 Science gives us an excessively theoretical view of life [Critchley]