Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 331–347

Phenomenology and the project of naturalization

  • Dan Zahavi

DOI: 10.1023/B:PHEN.0000048935.94012.4e

Cite this article as:
Zahavi, D. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences (2004) 3: 331. doi:10.1023/B:PHEN.0000048935.94012.4e


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.

anti-naturalism consciousness naturalization phenomenology transcendental 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Zahavi
    • 1
  1. 1.The Danish National Research FoundationCenter for Subjectivity Research, University of CopenhagenDenmark

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