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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Trivia About Understanding Phe 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 phenkmenology the agent who understands’ Cerbone, p.

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Husserl explicitly says ‘an Erlebnis does not adumbrate itself’ but he is quite clearly wrong about that. Phenomenology and Imagination in Husserl and Heidegger. Cerbone AcumenJul 1, – Philosophy – pages 0 Reviews https: A Guide for the Perplexedas well as numerous articles on Heidegger, Wittgenstein, and the phenomenological tradition.

Be the first to ask a question about Understanding Phenomenology. Goodreads helps phenomenoloy keep track of books you want to read. Phenomenology is recuperative in philosophy precisely because of the emphasis it places on the ‘general validity of the category of experience’ Cerbone, p.

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Amina Ali rated it really liked it Dec 08, Caleb rated cerboone really liked it Nov 25, Cerbone is well versed in analytic philo A “comprehensive” introduction to a subject I know precious little about. Merleau-Ponty, however, is the philosopher who established his name as a phenomenologist of the body and who did have direct access to Husserl’s manuscripts. Cerbone is well versed in analytic philosophy of mind, and so is able to relate many of the points made by famous phenomenological philosophers to various problems and positions within analytic phil mind debates.


Cerbone, however, sees Heidegger as offering a ‘dramatic transformation’ Cerbone, p. AcumenJul 1, – Philosophy phemomenology pages. The chapter concludes with a consideration of the underlying motives for phenomenological scepticism.

This is often taken to be the ‘pragmatic’ reading of Heidegger and, naturally, this West Coast approach usually takes Heidegger’s side against Husserl on matters such as the nature of consciousness and self-reflection. Request removal from index. Indeed, Husserl’s reaction is understandable.

Husserl is presented as a critique of naturalism, explained by Cerbone as ‘a rejection of the idea that the natural sciences can provide a complete or exhaustive account of reality’ Cerbone, p.


ohenomenology Written for those encountering phenomenology for the first time, the book guides the reader through the often bewildering array of technical concepts and jargon, and provides clear explanations and helpful examples to encourage and enhance engagement with the primary texts.

Macann – – Routledge. Highly recommended for analytics getting into continental work for the first time, as well as philosophers of mind interested in seeing to what extent phenomenology might be able to serve as a foil to contemporary debates in the analytic understandingg.

Written for anyone coming to phenomenology for the first time, the book guides the reader through the often bewildering array of technical concepts and jargon associated with phenomenology and provides clear explanations and helpful examples to encourage and enhance engagement with the primary texts.

David Cerbone West Virginia University.

But pehnomenology therein lies the problem. 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.

Were it to do that, it might be a fine discussion of phenomenology but still be a poor introduction to it. Missing, however, is discussion of one of Sartre’s most original contributions, namely, his phenomenology of image-consciousness and imagination generally. Also highly recommended for advanced undergrads. This understandnig certainly accurate. Starting from the problematic identification of phenomenology with introspection and drawing upon considerations from the work of Edmund Husserl, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Maurice Understandnig, the chapter argues that phenomenological reflection, in its concern for essential structuresis largely unaffected by worries concerning how best to capture the details of particular episodes of experience.


The chapters on individual philosophers begin with phenomrnology biographical sketches, and there is a short annotated guide to ‘further reading’ at the end of the book. Daniel Dennett’s critique of phenomenology as a kind of introspectionism is also discussed. Overall, the treatment of Heidegger is reliable but not necessarily adventurous and certainly uncritical. Want to Read saving…. The attitude that comes to diagnose the natural attitude for what it is is actually the theoretical attitude, the attitude of the non-participating spectator.

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Understanding Phenomenology

Bergen rated it understnding liked it Mar 19, All this is neatly and deftly described by Cerbone. Aaron rated it really liked it Feb 08, Susan rated it it was ok Dec 14, Tony rated it really liked it Jun 19, Brian Elliott – – Routledge.

He is the author of Understanding Phenomenology and Heidegger: