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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Understanding Phenomenology by David R. Cerbone

Cerbone gives a good account of Husserl’s distinction between the way physical undersstanding objects appear in profiles and the manner in which our own conscious experiences phenomsnology appear exactly as they are their esse is percipias Husserl says.

Bergen rated it really liked it Mar 19, Simon Glendinning – – Routledge. Also highly recommended for advanced undergrads. In the final chapter, however, he tries to address their defects in a discussion of the ‘problems and prospects’ of phenomenology. 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.

Cerbone follows Sartre in characterising his account as more or less a refutation of Husserl’s account of the ego. Jul 17, Maddy rated it liked it Shelves: Cerbone goes on to acknowledge that phenomenology as a movement is a very broad church; nevertheless, he believes that certain key aspects of its phenomenoology are quite clearly discernible, and he goes on to argue for its continued relevance for addressing issues in contemporary understandinng, including issues in the philosophy of consciousness at the end of the book he xerbone Daniel Dennett, for instance.


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.

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Matt rated it really liked it Jun 27, Why is Ethics First Philosophy? Steven Crowell – – European Journal of Philosophy 20 4: As we know, Husserl resisted equating phenomenology with phenomenological psychology.

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. He is very good on Merleau-Ponty’s emphasis on the thickness of sensuous experience and the manner in which 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.

The book also assesses critical responses to phenomenology by philosophers ranging from Derrida to Dennett Understanding Phenomenology traces phenomenology’s historical development, beginning with its founder, Edmund Husserl, and his “pure” or “transcendental” phenomenology and continuing with the later, “existential” phenomenology of Heidegger, Sartre, and Merleau-Ponty.

Cerbone No preview available – 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. Christopher rated it it was amazing May 09, Cerbone is associate professor, philosophy, West Virginia University. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.



To assist in understanding the phenomenological movement Cerbone has contributed a very useful book that is accessible to students trained in either tradition. Levinas in Phenomenological Context. All this is neatly and deftly described by Cerbone. Richard Schmitt – – In Paul Edwards ed. Macann – – Routledge. 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.

Ashley Haynes-Gibson rated it it was amazing Jul 09, John rated it really liked it Aug 20, Tony rated it really liked it Jun 19, Analytic Philosophers of mind curious about phenomenology; Anyone curious about phenomenology. I agree with Cerbone that Sartre’s phenomenological analysis of the ego is a very interesting account of how the ego is experienced or more accurately is not directly experienced in everyday active contexts.

It is written so lightly and so interestingly that I even considered it as a bed book. The Critique of Pure Phenomenology.

Carlos rated it liked it Aug 09, In fact, Husserl’s anti-naturalism stemmed from a transcendental insight that consciousness, which is ‘for the world’, couldn’t be fully explained in terms of the world itself.

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