This book presents the major philosophical doctrines of phenomenology in a clear, lively Introduction to Phenomenology. Front Cover. Robert Sokolowski. Introduction to Phenomenology by Robert Sokolowski Myth and Metaphysics by William A. Luijpen Layers in Husserl’s Phenomonology by Peter R. Costello. Robert Sokolowski is the author of Introduction to Phenomenology ( avg rating, ratings, 35 reviews, published ), The God of Faith and Reason.

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In addition to providing a new interpretation of the correspondence theory of truth, the author also explains how phenomenology differs from both modern and postmodern forms of thinking. A Study of G. Up unti This is a good introductory aokolowski. Indeed, he manages to communicate the basic insights of phenomenology much more dearly and forcefully than did Husserl himself.

The empirical and transcendental egos are not two entities; they are one and the same being, but considered in two ways. Phenomenology acknowledges these disturbances of truth, but it does not intfoduction them drive it to despair.

It insists that along with these shadows, truth and evidence are achieved, and that reason finds its perfection in letting things come to light. How can perception be primary? One weakness of this book would be that it is very much emphasizes the Husserlian perspective on phenomenology, sometimes underplaying other important perspectives taken by other thinkers.


On this point I found it somewhat useful, if only as a translation into the ‘real’ conceptions of reality that phenomenology offers.

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This book is exactly what it’s title says it is ; a introduction to phenomenology. I do appreciate the thematic structure rather than one based on authors’ names.

On the other hand, this very same self can also be played off against the world: Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Sokolowski is a good writer, but even better; he is an eminent thinker.

The book is at times be confusing and a little self-indulgent. tp

Three formal structures in phenomenology; 4. He didn’t cite earlier work or really tell us much about other schools of thought that he counters with the phenomenological point of view. It also studies personal identity as established through time and discusses the nature of philosophy. To seek a foundation or essence based on the kind of indubitable knowledge that is sought by phenomenologists seems like the journey of Don Quixote, furthermore the jargon introductin in the phenomenological literature reeks too much of obscurantism which one suspects hides a lack of conceptual clarity.

View all 15 comments. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. It is a short book and one which progresses through each of its top A clear and somewhat useful introduction to phenomenology.


Jun 21, Scott rated it it was amazing. This book discusses the father of phenomenology Edmund Husserl and then discusses, Marti Taking 2 years to read this book probably tells you more than I can tell you. Goodreads is the robsrt largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

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Trivia About Introduction to P Words Pictures and Symbols. Philosophy of Mind in Continental Philosophy. Besides the short shrift Sokolowski gives to the moderns, this book is a great starting point for Husserlian philosophical reflection. May 17, Eric rated it phenomenolofy liked it.

Introduction to Phenomenology

Knowledge must be primary, not tacit knowledge nor justified knowledge nor certain knowledge. We should try to make our knowledge claims objective rather than trying to justify them. Sokolowski, Drummond and others of this school attempt to inroduction Husserl on his own terms and do not, as the West Coast school does, attempt to read Husserl’s thought through the lens of Frege.

It borrows from them all to present phenomenology as a unified system of thought, a kind of introcuction.