Robert Alan and Kathryn Dunlevie Hayes Professor of Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at Rice University

Phenomenologists (Brentano, Husserl, Merleau-Ponty)

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I do not merely borrow the word ‘phenomenology’ from the philosophical tradition—most famously represented by Husserl—that goes by that name. I acknowledge that my views on consciousness, perception and embodiment, and the prospects of a non-reductionist philosophy of mind, have been much influenced by reading Brentano, Husserl and Merleau-Ponty.

In [10], [22], [23], [29], [30], and [31] , I have laid out the basics of my interpretation of their views, highlighting aspects I believe might be most valuably reconsidered in a contemporary context.

If this helps dispel the idea that phenomenology belongs within a special “continental” genre of philosophy quite distinct from the “analytic” sort, that is not—for me—an unwelcome result.

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