Handbook of Phenomenology and Cognitive Science

  • Daniel Schmicking
  • Shaun Gallagher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Dan Zahavi
    Pages 2-19
  3. Daniel Schmicking
    Pages 35-55
  4. Mark Rowlands
    Pages 84-97
  5. P. Sven Arvidson
    Pages 99-121
  6. Maxine Sheets-Johnstone
    Pages 217-234
  7. Søren Overgaard
    Pages 254-268
  8. Beata Stawarska
    Pages 269-282
  9. N. Praetorius
    Pages 301-316
  10. Michael Wheeler
    Pages 318-336
  11. Thor Grünbaum
    Pages 337-354
  12. Juan J. Botero
    Pages 355-366
  13. Peer F. Bundgaard
    Pages 368-399
  14. Mark Johnson
    Pages 401-414
  15. Jordan Zlatev
    Pages 415-443
  16. Steven Horst
    Pages 446-469
  17. Morten Overgaard, Bert Timmermans
    Pages 501-518
  18. David McNeill, Liesbet Quaeghebeur, Susan Duncan
    Pages 519-543
  19. Thomas Fuchs
    Pages 546-573
  20. Matthew Ratcliffe
    Pages 575-590
  21. Jonathan Cole
    Pages 655-670
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 671-688

About this book


The Handbook of Phenomenology and Cognitive Science contains a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the main ideas and methods currently used at the intersection of phenomenology and the neuro- and cognitive sciences. The idea that phenomenology, in the European continental tradition, has something to offer to the cognitive sciences is a relatively recent development in our attempt to understand the mind. Here in one volume the leading researchers in this area address the central topics that define the intersection between phenomenological studies and the cognitive sciences. They address questions about methodology, the analysis of perception, memory, imagination, attention, emotion, intersubjectivity, the role of the body and language, and they explore a variety of pathologies that throw light on our everyday experiences. The authors draw on the classical works of phenomenologists such as Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Gurwitsch, and Sartre, but they also push the traditional lines of phenomenology to new boundaries, mapping out new terrain in connection with the empirical science of the mind and body. These essays are revelatory for both phenomenologists who want to understand what cognitive science can contribute to an understanding of experience, and for scientists who want to understand how they can use phenomenology in their empirical studies.


Action Aron Gurwitsch Cognitive science Edmund Husserl Embodiment Emotion Jean-Paul Sartre Martin Heidegger Maurice Merleau-Ponty Neurobiology Perception body language phenomenology

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Schmicking
    • 1
  • Shaun Gallagher
    • 2
  1. 1.FB Philosophie und PhilologieUniversität MainzMainzGermany
  2. 2.Dept of Philosophy & Cognitive SciencesUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoU.S.A.

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