Eugene Gendlin's contribution to the theory of language is the focus of this collection of essays. This compilation of critical studies - each followed by a comment from Gendlin himself - investigates how concepts grow out of experience, and explores relations between Gendlin's philosophy of language and experience and the philosophies of Wittgenstein, Dilthey, and Heidegger. The breadth of the anthology is illustrated by its list of contributors: William James Earle, Veronique Foti, Eugene Gendlin, Lawrence Hatab, Mark Johnson, David Kolb, David Michael Levin, Kenneth Liberman, Joseph Margolis, J. N. Mohanty, Graeme Nicholson, Robert C. Scharff, Hans Julius Schneider, Jerald Wallulis, and Meredith Williams.
Eugene T. Gendlin, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology at the University of Chicago. For many years he was the editor of Psycho-therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice. In 1970, because of his development of experiential psychology, he was chosen by the Psychotherapy Division of the American Psychological Association for their first Distinguished Professional Psychologist of the Year award.David Levin earned his undergraduate degree in Roman and Greek civilization from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of Harvard Law School. He won a visiting scholar's fellowship at the American Academy in Rome and has practiced international law at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York. He lives in New York City.