Phenomenological Philosophy

 

Phenomenology explores the world as it appears to us and as we appear in it. It does not adopt a scientific (causal-explanatory) but rather a hermeneutic (appreciative, interpretative, descriptive-constitutive) approach.

It may be understood as a dimension of philosophy, even of psychology and other natural and social sciences rather than a stand-alone disciple or method.

In the first instance, phenomenology is a method for suspending what we think we know about some phenomena and attending to how that phenomenon appears to us …