Dermot Moran's groundbreaking and comprehensive "Introduction to Phenomenology" lucidly examines the contributions of phenomenology's seminal thinkers: Brentano, Husserl, Scheler, Stein, Heidegger, Gadamer, Arendt, Levinas, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Henry, Marion, Ricoeur, and Derrida. Written in a clear and engaging style, "Introduction to Phenomenology" charts the course of the phenomenological movement from its origins in Husserl through its transformation by Derrida and beyond. It describes the thought of Heidegger and Sartre, phenomenology's most famous thinkers, and introduces and assesses the distinctive use of phenomenology by some of its lesser-known exponents, such as Levinas, Arendt and Gadamer. Throughout the book, the enormous influence of phenomenology on the course of twentieth-century philosophy is thoroughly explored.The new edition features: a timeline of key events and publications; and, a glossary of philosophical and technical terms.
2 new chapters: Embodiment, Emotion and Empathy, which concentrates on the work of Edith Stein and Max Scheler, and Recent French Phenoenology, which examines post-Levinas, post-Derrida French phenomenology in the work of Paul Ricoeur, Jean-Luc Marion and Michel Henry. This title provides an updated introduction and conclusion, addressing the contributions of phenomenology to philosophy of mind and cognitive science, and the current debate between transcendental philosophy and naturalism. This is an indispensable introduction to a key movement for all those seeking an understanding of 20th century European thought.