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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He is very good on Merleau-Ponty’s emphasis on the thickness of sensuous experience and the manner in understsnding the different sensory modalities are intertwined such that I can see a flame as something that will burn and hurt me; I see the carpet as rough, and so on.

Merleau-Ponty is characterised as a phenomenologist of embodiment and of embodied perception, making use of pathological malfunctions to shed light on the hidden workings of ‘normal’ conscious experience. 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. Brian Elliott – – Routledge. Nick Nurre rated it really liked it Sep 20, Indeed, Husserl too makes a clear distinction between the ego in its ‘actional’ role, when it is deliberately judging, deciding phenomenolkgy so on, understandinb the ego as it is more usually experienced as an absorbed consciousness of the experience undergone.


It is a pity Cerbone does not take a more critical stance towards Husserl’s claim here. 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.

Overall, however, Cerbone concludes that cetbone remains vital to contemporary philosophy undfrstanding a way of giving conscious experience, precisely in the manner in which it is experienced, its due. David Cerbone West Virginia University.

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Richard Schmitt – – In Paul Edwards ed. This is certainly accurate. Husserl and the project of pure phenomenology.

Phenomenology in Continental Philosophy.

In other words, Cerbone is deliberately abstaining from a more critical evaluation of these thinkers. The book also assesses critical responses Jun 16, Yzobelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Science Logic and Mathematics.

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Understanding Phenomenology

Contents Husserl and the project of pure phenomenology. As we know, Husserl resisted equating phenomenology with phenomenological psychology. Luke Fischer – – Forum Philosophicum: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


He simply contrasts Heidegger’s practice of ‘reflective self-awareness’ Cerbone, p. Philosophy of Mind, Misc in Continental Philosophy.

Ashley Haynes-Gibson rated it it was amazing Jul 09, Cerbone, however, sees Heidegger as offering a ‘dramatic transformation’ Cerbone, p.

Phenomenology is precisely concerned with the way in which things show up or are manifest to us, with the shape and structure of manifestation.


Paperbackpages. Jul 17, Maddy rated it liked it Shelves: Overall, however, I enjoyed reading Cerbone’s book and would certainly recommend it to my students as a jargon-free and generally reliable account of the central figures in phenomenology.

In the case of Sartre, Cerbone does raise the important question of how a phenomenology of reflection is supposed to return to lived experience, but surely, as we have understtanding, this is equally problematic for Heidegger?

Scepticism about phenomenoligy typically begins with worries concerning the reliability of introspection.