Phenomenology

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SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Philosophy - 147 pages
This translation of Lyotard's first book, La Phenomenologie, supplies an important link to Lyotard's more recent works. Phenomenology presents a commentary on the phenomenological movement. From the dual perspectives of a work on, and of, phenomenology, Lyotard's text profiles the different aspects of phenomenology, focusing particularly on the writings of Hegel, Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, and Tran Duc Thao. Phenomenology marks a particular episode in Lyotard's reflections on the "philosophical project" and is emblematic of his critical reflections on philosophy's involvements in routine, daily commitments. Like Merleau-Ponty, in this work Lyotard eliminates philosophy as a "separate existence." Beyond offering an account of certain phenomenological themes, Lyotard's commentary explicates phenomenology's relevance to psychology, sociology, and history.
 

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Contents

Foreword
1
Translators Acknowledgments
27
Introduction
31
The Eidetic
37
2 Essences
38
3 Eidetic Science
40
The Transcendental
43
2 The Reduction
45
5 The Problem of the Body
86
6 Phenomenology and Physiology
89
7 Phenomenology and Psychoanalysis
92
Phenomenology and Sociology
95
2 Understanding
97
Foundation of Understanding
100
4 Phenomenology and Sociology
104
The Ethnological Problem
105

3 The Pure Ego
47
4 Pure Ego Psychological Ego Kantian Subject
51
5 Intentionality
54
The Lifeworld
57
2 The Lifeworld
61
Note on Husserl and Hegel
65
The Relation of Phenomenology to the Human Sciences
73
Phenomenology and Psychology
77
2 Reflection
78
3 Intentionality and Behavior
80
4 Gestalt Psychology
81
Phenomenology and History
111
2 Historicity
114
3 The Philosophy of History
117
4 Historical Science and Historicity
120
5 Phenomenology and Marxism
123
B The Meaning of History
127
Conclusion
133
Bibliography
137
Index
141
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Jean Francois Lyotard is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Universite de Paris VIII and Professor of French and Italian at the University of California at Irvine. He is the author of Discourse, Figure; Economie Libidinae; Driftworks; The Postmodern Condition; The Differend; Peregrinations; and with Jean-Loup Thebaud, Just Gaming.

Brian Beakley is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Eastern Illinois University.

Gayle L. Ormiston is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Kent State University. He is co-editor of The Hermeneutic Tradition: From Ast to Ricoeur, and Transforming the Hermeneutic Context: From Nietzsche to Nancy, both published by SUNY Press.

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