California Phenomenology

  • Jeffrey YoshimiEmail author
  • Clinton TolleyEmail author
  • David Woodruff SmithEmail author
Part of the Contributions To Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 100)


We survey the development of “California Phenomenology”, both as a philosophical movement originating with Dagfinn Føllesdal’s formulation of a Fregean, analytic reading of Husserl in the late 1950s and 1960s, and as an evolving network of philosophers working throughout California, who have met under the auspices of several groups in a more or less continuous way since that time. We trace the history of these groups in detail, provide an overview of debates that occurred between “West Coast” approaches to Husserlian phenomenology and other approaches, and survey the broad panorama of more recent work.


California school Husserl Føllesdal Frege Phenomenology 


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  1. 1.University of California MercedMercedUSA
  2. 2.University of California San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.University of California IrvineIrvineUSA

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