Understanding Phenomenology has 32 ratings and 4 reviews. Yzobelle said: Fantastic series! Cerbone was able to explain profound philosophy using simple.. . Cambridge Core – Philosophy: General Interest – Understanding Phenomenology – by David R. Cerbone. David R. Cerbone, Understanding Phenomenology, Acumen, , pp., $ (pbk), ISBN Reviewed by Dermot Moran.

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Phenomenological method: reflection, introspection, and skepticism – Oxford Handbooks

Jul 05, Jeff rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: History of Western Philosophy. Charlie rated it really liked it Dec 14, Jul 17, Maddy rated it liked it Shelves: Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Derrida and Husserl on Time.

John rated it really liked it Dec 11, Phenomenology and the Metaphysics of Presence: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Husserl, Heidegger, and the Transcendental Dimension of Phenomenology. Overall, however, Cerbone concludes that phenomenology remains vital to contemporary philosophy undertsanding a way of giving conscious experience, precisely in the manner in which it is experienced, its due.

Understanding Phenomenology

Husserl begins in Ideas I and thereafter from the experience of life lived in the natural attitude. It always struck me that emotions and other ‘immanent’ conscious experiences, Erlebnisse can present themselves in profiles, despite Husserl’s denial.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. However, especially in Being and Time and thenceforthHeidegger prioritises the question of the meaning of Being and the unique access of human beings to the meaning of Being as his primary theme, and rejects as superficial previous life-philosophies.

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The book also assesses critical responses Charles Webster rated it it was amazing Jan 18, International Journal for Philosophy 12 2: I think the matter is far more complicated, however. Request removal from index. Strictly speaking, of course, Edith Stein had published her thesis On Empathy already inwhich summarised accurately and put into the public domain a Husserlian account of the body as the medium and organ of perception.

John rated it really liked it Aug 20, Indeed, Husserl’s reaction is understandable. Phenomenology is recuperative in philosophy precisely because of the emphasis it places on the ‘general validity of the category of experience’ Cerbone, p.

Abstract and Keywords Scepticism about phenomenology typically begins with worries concerning the reliability of introspection. Phenomenology in Continental Philosophy. A charming, succinct text but I’m on the other side of its project. In other words, Cerbone is deliberately abstaining from a more critical evaluation of these thinkers.

S rated it liked it Oct 24, Understanding phenomenology Understanding movements in modern thought Understanding Mvmnts Series. In general, I was very pleased by Cerbone’s way of characterising the work of both Sartre and Merleau-Ponty. Heidegger and the existential turn. Cerbone’s chapter on Merleau-Ponty opens by recognising that Sartre’s account of embodiment is far more nuanced than many give him credit for. Heidegger is portrayed as radically transforming phenomenology and moving it in a more existential direction.


Cerbone is well versed in analytic philo A “comprehensive” introduction to a subject I know precious little about.


Cerbone correctly documents Heidegger’s departures from Understaning phenomenology, e. But one should not always accept that because history is written by the victors that that version is a true account. Cerbone briefly summarises Heidegger’s discussions of inauthenticity and authenticity and his characterisation of Dasein’s authentic attitude towards temporality as essentially futural, whereas everydayness draws us into a more anonymous repetition of the present.

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My main worries concern Cerbone’s conception of phenomenology unserstanding, as well as his somewhat simplistic approach to Husserl. Music Neuroscience Philosophy Physical Sciences. Open Preview See a Problem?

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There is, as Sartre puts it, the direct experience of the ‘bus-to-be-caught’ rather than the experience of the I in the activity of racing for a bus.

In Cerbone’s words, Husserl regarded it as a kind of ‘puffed-up anthropology’, another ‘trendy’ contribution to life-philosophy. I was concerned when I began reading it because I thought there was alot this book could do wrong.

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