Edited by Don Ihde & Hugh J. Silverman

Subjects: Phenomenology
Series: SUNY series, Selected Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
Paperback : 9780887060762, 300 pages, September 1985
Hardcover : 9780887060755, 300 pages, September 1985

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Table of contents


I. Theory of Phenomenological Description

1. Descriptive Phenomenology
Maurice Natanson

2. The Theory of Phenomenological Description
Robert Sokolowski

3. Pregnant Subjectivity and Limits of Existential Phenomenology
Iris M. Young

III. Phenomena of Time

4. Keeping the Past in Mind
Edward S. Casey

5. From Another Past
David Wood

6. Distance, Absence, and Nostalgia
James Phillips

7. Nostalgia: Experiencing the Elusive
E. B. Daniels
8. The Sources of Experienced Temporal Features
Peter M. McInerney

III. Phenomenology and the Artful

9. Towards a Phenomenological Aesthetics of Environment
Arnold Berleant

10. The Ethical Function of Architecture
Karsten Harris

11. The Subject in Satre and Elsewhere
Peter Caws

12. Method of Madness in The Family Idiot
William Leon McBride

IV. Phenomenology and the Sciences

13. Natural and Artificial Intelligence
Elmar Holenstein

14. "The Whole Business of Seeing": Nature, World, and Paradigm in Kuhn's Account of Science
Leonore Langsdorf and Harry P. Reeder

15. Science and the Theoretical "Discovery" of the Present-at-Hand
Joseph Rouse

16. Phenomenology and Economic Science
Kenneth W. Stikkers

V. Phenomenology and the Social

17. Hannah Arendt's Critical Appropriation of Heidegger's Thought as Political Philosophy
Mildred Bakan

18. Husserl on Reason and Justification in Ethics
Gary E. Overvold

VI. Continental Philosophies in the University

19. The Liberal Tradition and the Structure of Phenomenology
Edward Goodwin Ballard

20. Habermas on the University: Bildung in the Age of Technology

21. Epistemology and Academic Freedom
David L. Thompson



Phenomenology in America has developed in unique directions with respect to descriptive analysis and in relation to interdisciplinary fields. Descriptions examines current trends in phenomenology. It begins by reflecting on phenomenological description itself, then takes phenomenology into such areas as time, science and the arts, the social, and into the universities.

Ranging from the development of theory by such well-known philosophers as Maurice Natanson and Robert Sokolowski, this collection addresses the topics of pregnant subjectivity, nostalgia, the ethical function of architecture, computer science, and academic freedom.

Don Ihde is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Hugh J. Silverman is Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.