Phenomenology and the project of naturalization
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- Zahavi, D. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences (2004) 3: 331. doi:10.1023/B:PHEN.0000048935.94012.4e
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In recent years, more and more people have started talking about the necessity of reconciling phenomenology with the project of naturalization. Is it possible to bridge the gap between phenomenological analyses and naturalistic models of consciousness? Is it possible to naturalize phenomenology? Given the transcendental philosophically motivated anti-naturalism found in many phenomenologists such a naturalization proposal might seem doomed from the very start, but in this paper I will examine and evaluate some possible alternatives.