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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Cerbone, however, sees Heidegger as offering a ‘dramatic transformation’ Cerbone, p. Were it to do that, it might be a fine discussion of phenomenology but still be a poor introduction to it. Contents Husserl and the project of pure phenomenology. Carlos rated it liked it Aug 09, Macann – – Routledge. But I do not think naturalism can be defined in the way Cerbone does because that definition would turn every thinker who argued for the importance of the human sciences complementing the natural sciences into an anti-naturalist.

Husserl is surely right to wonder precisely from what attitude Heidegger is conducting his own inquiry into everydayness. Phenomenology and Imagination in Husserl and Heidegger. Tmvilla rated it it was amazing Apr 03, I think the matter is far more complicated, however.

Steven Crowell – – European Journal of Philosophy 20 4: Jesse Yem rated it liked it Dec 17, Analytic readers are kept up to speed, but the book isn’t a pure work of translation from one philosophical tradition to another; its substance is not to be underestimated.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Cerbone goes on to give a very interesting account of the noema and to review Husserl’s account of the ego in a helpful way. Cerbone’s reading of Heidegger casts him as rejecting Husserl’s subjectivism, overcoming the mind-body dualism.

Understanding Phenomenology

Understanding Phenomenology traces phenomenology’s historical development, beginning with its founder, Edmund Undestanding, and his “pure” or “transcendental” phenomenology and continuing cegbone the later, “existential” phenomenology of Heidegger, Sartre, and Merleau-Ponty.

Overall, the treatment of Heidegger is reliable but not necessarily adventurous and certainly uncritical. Here Levinas and Derrida are treated as challenging phenomenology in various ways Levinas with his emphasis on the face and the need to prioritise the other over oneself; Derrida for his deconstructive critique of presence. Understanding phenomenology Understanding phenomenloogy in modern thought Understanding Mvmnts Series.


According to a parody of this approach, this school believes Heidegger’s Being and Time is all about hammering whereas more traditional readers believe it to be about an impending crisis in Western Civilisation. David Cerbone’s very readable and helpful book on phenomenology certainly lives up to the series’ aim. Also highly recommended for advanced undergrads. The title of the book is so apt because at the end of it you can really say that you have understood phenomenology.

Understanding Phenomenology by David R. Cerbone

In general, Cerbone presents Husserl as seeking to develop a ‘pure’ phenomenology of the transcendental ego that inevitably ends up as a transcendental underztanding. Cerbone goes on to acknowledge that phenomenology as a movement is a very broad church; nevertheless, he believes that certain key aspects of its method are quite clearly discernible, and he goes on to argue for its continued relevance for addressing issues in contemporary philosophy, including issues in the philosophy of understandiny at the end of the book he discusses Daniel Dennett, for instance.

Please subscribe or login to phnomenology full text content. In Cerbone’s words, Husserl regarded it as a kind of ‘puffed-up anthropology’, another ‘trendy’ contribution to life-philosophy. For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQsand if you can”t find the answer there, please contact us. Refresh and try again. An Essay in the Philosophy of Edmund Husserl. Strictly speaking, of course, Edith Stein had published her thesis On Empathy already inwhich summarised understanidng and put into the public domain a Husserlian account of the body as the medium and organ of perception.

Cerbone is clearly indebted to the work of Hubert Dreyfus and his students including Randall Havas, Bill Blattner, Undersatnding Carman, and others who belong to what is phenomenollogy referred to as the ‘West Coast’ school of Heidegger interpretation. Moreover, many of the sceptical challenges phenomenology is alleged to face presuppose an overly objective understanding of experience that phenomenology typically rejects.

Jun 16, Yzobelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Cerbone goes on to give a very clear and helpful account of Husserl undertsanding the nature of perception, the manner in which objects appear in profiles, and the manner in which the application of the reduction helps to isolate the given precisely as it is given. Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Scepticism about phenomenology typically begins with worries concerning the reliability of introspection.


Derrida and Husserl on Time. I am overjoyed to say that this is quite far from the case. No keywords specified fix it. Cerbone is associate professor, philosophy, West Virginia University.

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Cerbone himself explains Dreyfus’ approach to Heidegger in one of the textboxes as the conviction that ‘our everyday understanding is a matter of largely non-discursive ‘know how’, which cannot be reconstructed as a series of propositions or representations in the mind of the agent who understands’ Cerbone, p. 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.


Cerbone’s chapter on Sartre covers the main issues of his phenomenology — the nature of the ego, anxiety, freedom, and so on — and does so in an admirably clear and engaging way. In This Article 1 Questioning phenomenological method 2 An opening exercise 3 Skepticism about phenomenology 4 Accuracy, existence, and essence 5 Experience and objectivity 6 Phenomenology’s transcendental project References Notes.

Overall, however, he presents these doctrines relatively unproblematically, whereas Husserl himself always conveys an impression of struggling deeply to clarify what he wanted to mean. Introductions and Overviews phenomenolkgy Continental Philosophy. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice.

It is to his further credit that he does this in a way that does not seem to cramp his more basic straightforward presentation phenomeno,ogy the material itself. He is the author of Understanding Phenomenology and Heidegger: Heidegger is portrayed as radically transforming phenomenology and moving it in a more existential direction.

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