Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module provides an introduction to phenomenology as a method and a set of traditions. Texts by Husserl, Reinach, Stein, De Beauvoir, Heidegger, Conrad-Martius, Walther and Levinas will be studied, while emphasis will be placed on phenomenology as a philosophical and academic practice with potential importance for all or most subjects. Tracing the history of the traditions will enable us to reflect on the various varieties of phenomenology and their relationship with each other. The central questions addressed will be: 1. is phenomenology a method, a science or a style of thinking? 2. Is the idea that intentionality is central to consciousness and can be analyzed in its noetic and noematic components essential to phenomenology? 3. What role does eidetic analysis play for phenomenology? Timothy Mooney and Dermot Moran (eds.): The Phenomenology Reader (London and New York: Routledge, 2002) will be used as textbook.

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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