Experience Grows by its Edges

John J. McDermott

in The Drama of Possibility

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9780823226627
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235704 | DOI:

Series: American Philosophy

Experience Grows by               its Edges

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This chapter presents an essay on the phenomenology of reflections in classical American philosophy. It argues that classical American philosophy and phenomenology share both assumptions and endeavour, and both traditions resonate with philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty's description of phenomenology. Merleau-Ponty suggests that the opinion of responsible philosophers must be that phenomenology can be practiced and identified as a style or manner of thinking, and that it existed as a movement before arriving at complete awareness of itself as a philosophy.

Keywords: phenomenology; reflections; classical American philosophy; Maurice Merleau-Ponty; essay

Chapter.  6928 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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