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Single Idea 6846

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

Full Idea

Phenomenology (as in the later Husserl) is for me a way of assembling reminders which clarify the social world in which we exist; it is a technique of redescription.

Gist of Idea

Phenomenology is a technique of redescription which clarifies our social world


Simon Critchley (Interview with Baggini and Stangroom [2001], p.198)

Book Reference

Baggini,J/Stangroom,J: 'New British Philosophy' [Routledge 2002], p.198

A Reaction

I'm not sure if I can identify with this as a target for philosophy, but it is interesting and sound worthy of effort. Critchley offers this as the best strand in 'continental' philosophy, rather than the big explanatory ideas.