Phenomenological Approaches

Charles Siewert

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Perception

Published in print July 2015 | ISBN: 9780199600472
Published online January 2014 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

Phenomenological Approaches

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This chapter summarizes approaches to perception found in Brentano, Husserl, and Merleau-Ponty that are central to the phenomenological tradition , highlighting continuities and differences among them, and closing with references to contemporary philosophy that analyses, stems from, or neighbours the work of these seminal figures. Themes discussed include: the descriptive and taxonomical aims of phenomenology; the intentionality of experience; ‘horizons’ and indeterminacy; consciousness and judgement; relational and disjunctivist views of experience; epistemological issues; and embodiment and the role of motor activity in perception.

Keywords: Brentano; Husserl; Merleau-Ponty; consciousness; phenomenology; intentionality; indeterminacy; embodiment

Article.  8601 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Epistemology ; Philosophy of Mind

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