Phenomenology of the Political

  • Kevin Thompson
  • Lester Embree

Part of the Contributions to Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Kevin Thompson
      Pages 1-5
  3. Notes on Contributors

    1. Kevin Thompson, Lester Embree
      Pages 7-8
  4. Basic Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. John J. Drummond
      Pages 29-53
    3. Adriaan T. Peperzak
      Pages 55-64
  5. Figures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Bernard P. Dauenhauer
      Pages 67-79
    3. Lester Embree
      Pages 81-102
  6. Fundamental Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Kevin Thompson
      Pages 133-146
    3. Hwa Yol Jung
      Pages 147-165
  7. Race

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 207-213

About this book


This volume is a collection of phenomenological investigations of the political domain. Its aim is to present recent examinations of political matters and to foster a renewal of this sort of inquiry in phenomenology generally. Although it has often gone unrecognized, investigations of this sort have been a part of the phenomenological project since its inception. Two phases can be identified: the first governed primarily by the methods of realistic and constitutive phenomenology, and the second under the guidance of existential and hermeneutical approaches. Standard accounts of the history of phenomenology begin, of course, with the publication of Husserl's Logische Untersuchungen (1900-1901) in which for the first time he publicly developed and applied his distinctively descriptive approach-the so-called method of eidetic analysis with its unique emphasis on the concept of evidence understood as intention fulfillment-to the fields of logical and mathematical systems. But those around him in Gottingen quickly saw the innovative character of this method and began employing it in a wide variety of other areas of research: literature, sociology, ethics, action theory, and even theology, for example.


Edmund Husserl Paul Ricoeur concept ethics issue phenomenology politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Kevin Thompson
    • 1
  • Lester Embree
    • 2
  1. 1.Southern Illinois UniversityCarbondaleUSA
  2. 2.Florida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5396-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2606-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0923-9545
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