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Horizons of Phenomenology

Essays on the State of the Field and Its Applications

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  • Offers a concise introduction to the major schools of phenomenology
  • Showcases scholars who are are doing phenomenology in a range of fields
  • Appeals to new students as well as to specialists who want insight into other areas of research
  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

Part of the book series: Contributions to Phenomenology (CTPH, volume 122)

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About this book

This is an open access book which explores phenomenology as both an exceptionally diverse movement in philosophy as well as an active research method that crosses disciplinary boundaries. The volume brings together lively overviews of major areas and schools of phenomenology, as well as the most recent applications across a range of fields. 

The first part reviews the state-of-the-art in various areas of contemporary phenomenology, including several distinct schools of Husserl and Heidegger scholarship, as well as approaches derived from Merleau-Ponty, de Beauvoir, Fanon, and others. An innovative quantitative analysis of citation networks provides rich visualizations of the field as a whole. The second part showcases phenomenology as a living discipline that can advance research in other areas. While some areas of interaction between phenomenology and other disciplines are by now well established (e.g. cognitive science), this volume sheds light on newer areas of application. The goal is to move beyond discussions of philosophical method and highlight scholars who are actually doing phenomenology in a variety of areas, including:  
  • Embodiment and questions of gender, race, and identity, 
  • The arts (visual art, literature, architecture), and 
  • Archaeology and anthropology.  

This volume offers a concise introduction to cutting edge phenomenological research and is suitable for both students and specialists. 

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. External Horizons: Embodiment and Identity

  2. External Horizons: Archaeology and Anthropology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Cognitive and Information Sciences, University of California, Merced, USA

    Jeff Yoshimi

  • Software Engineering Research, Gartner, Stamford, USA

    Philip Walsh

  • Department of Philosophy, University of California, Riverside, USA

    Patrick Londen

About the editors

Jeff Yoshimi is an Associate Professor and founding faculty member in the department of Cognitive and Information Sciences at UC Merced. His research areas include phenomenology, philosophy of cognitive science, and visualization of complex processes. He is the author of Husserlian Phenomenology: A Unifying Interpretation (Springer, 2016). He has done interdisciplinary work connecting phenomenology with numerous other disciplines, including cognitive science, dynamical systems theory, education, and Asian American Studies. He is the creator of an online resource for Husserl scholarship.

Philip Walsh is a technology researcher at Gartner. He received his PhD in philosophy from the University of California, Irvine. His philosophical research focuses on phenomenology and philosophy of mind, and has been published in The Journal of the History of Philosophy, European Journal of Philosophy, Phenomenology and Cognitive Science, and Continental Philosophy Review.

Patrick Londen is a Lecturer with the Philosophy Department at UC Riverside, where he completed a dissertation on Martin Heidegger’s account of human agency in Being and Time. He works on phenomenology and existentialism, focusing on figures like Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Simone de Beauvoir, and their insights into philosophical accounts of action. He teaches these subjects alongside courses in ethics, aesthetics, and academic writing.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Horizons of Phenomenology

  • Book Subtitle: Essays on the State of the Field and Its Applications

  • Editors: Jeff Yoshimi, Philip Walsh, Patrick Londen

  • Series Title: Contributions to Phenomenology

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-26073-5Published: 12 April 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-26076-6Published: 12 April 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-26074-2Published: 11 April 2023

  • Series ISSN: 0923-9545

  • Series E-ISSN: 2215-1915

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VI, 355

  • Number of Illustrations: 8 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Phenomenology, Cognitive Psychology, Gender Studies, Philosophy of Mind, Anthropology

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