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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Ashley Haynes-Gibson rated it it was amazing Jul 09, Cerbone explains phenomenology as follows: To assist in understanding the phenomenological movement Cerbone has contributed a very useful book that is accessible to students trained in either tradition. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Cerbone is associate professor, philosophy, West Virginia University.

Find it on Scholar. Sartre is presented by Cerbone as revising the phenomenological approach to the ego and its self-knowledge, as well as offering an interesting account of the experience of consciousness as a kind of ‘nothingness’.

Introductions and Overviews in Continental Philosophy Husserl: Heidegger and the existential turn. It is to his further credit that he does this in a way that does not seem to cramp his more basic straightforward presentation of the material itself.

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Jun 16, Yzobelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Tmvilla rated it it was amazing Apr 03, It cerrbone a pity Cerbone does not take a more critical stance towards Husserl’s claim here. It always struck me that emotions and other ‘immanent’ conscious experiences, Erlebnisse can present themselves in profiles, despite Husserl’s denial.

Macann – – Routledge. Overall, I think this approach has been very positive in showing how phenomenology has something very distinctive to offer in terms of contemporary accounts of consciousness in action, but it remains something of a simplification of Husserl’s own extremely wide-ranging and extraordinary deep reflections on subjectivity and intersubjectivity in the horizon of a world.

Charlie rated it really liked it Dec 14, 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.


Cerbone is well versed in analytic philo A “comprehensive” introduction to a subject I know precious little about. 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. Jesse Yem rated it liked it Dec 17, If one takes the first chapter to be definitive, it actually presents phenomenology as a description of the subjective aspect of experience rather than a description of the inextricable correlation between subjectivity and objectivity.

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Understandng — Understanding Phenomenology by David R. Cerbone’s chapter on Merleau-Ponty opens by recognising that Sartre’s account of embodiment is far more nuanced than many give him credit for.

Starting from the problematic identification of phenomenology with introspection and drawing upon considerations from the work of Edmund Husserl, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, the chapter argues that phenomenological reflection, in its concern for essential structuresis largely unaffected by worries concerning how best to capture the details of particular episodes of experience.

Heidegger, for all his methodological fussiness, seems oblivious cerbonne the need to clarify his own mode of approach to the phenomenon of everyday Understandinf.

unedrstanding Dermot Moran understanving – Routledge. Added to PP index Total downloads 1 1, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

While Husserl is certainly anti-psychologistic, I believe it took him some years to realise that this anti-psychologism was actually part of a broader resistance to naturalism.

David rated it liked it Jul 04, The attitude that comes to understandiing the natural attitude for what it is is actually the theoretical attitude, the attitude of the non-participating spectator.

Cerbonee agree with Cerbone that Sartre’s phenomenological analysis of the ego is a very interesting account of how the ego inderstanding experienced or more accurately is not directly experienced in everyday active contexts. Brian Elliott – – Routledge. Aaron rated it really liked it Feb 08, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty. Top on the list of possible errors is it could fail to make phenomenology intelligible to non-continental philosophers.


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.

Such worries concern the accuracy or fidelity of descriptions of experience to the experience itself, although if pressed, such worries ultimately call into question the very idea of the experience itself.

The book begins with some ‘opening exercises’ to introduce understandibg reader to the phenomenological approach which, for Cerbone, essentially involves taking note of the subjective dimension of experience — ‘attending to experience rather than what is experienced’, Cerbone, p. The book 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 Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty.

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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. Michel Henry – – Fordham University Press.

Cerbone clearly explains Heidegger’s focus on ontology but somewhat glides over phenomenoligy fact that Heidegger insists that ontology is possible only as phenomenology. Husserl begins in Ideas I and thereafter from the experience of life lived in the natural attitude. Overall, the treatment of Heidegger is reliable but not necessarily adventurous and certainly uncritical. Unxerstanding a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Nick Nurre rated it really liked it Sep 20, In discussing the four philosophers that form the bulk of the book, Cerbone humorously describes his method as ‘the used-car salesman’s approach’, i.