Introduction to Phenomenology
What you'll learn
- Introduction to the philosophical method and discipline of phenomenology.
- Interest in philosophy and phenomenology.
Learn all about the basics of one of the most influential philosophical disciplines and methods of the 20th century. The course is based around lectures with slides and simultaneous video of the instructor. After an introductory session, it takes an author-centered approach of the six most notable phenomenologists (Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Levinas, Beauvoir and Merleau-Ponty), finishing with a concluding lecture about phenomenology today. It will be of interest to anyone wishing for a well-rounded introduction in the discipline, including its main historical authors and themes, as well as its ongoing significance.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in an introduction to the philosophical method and discipline of phenomenology.
Hello! Originally Irish, I am a postdoctoral researcher and teacher in philosophy. My philosophy education was primarily at the Husserl Archives at KU Leuven in Belgium, where I obtained my PhD in 2016. I have a diverse range of philosophical interests, with expertise in phenomenology and existentialism, but also projects and publications more generally in philosophical anthropology and psychology, philosophy of technology and social philosophy, as well as environmental philosophy and ethics. After 10 years researching and teaching in academia, I now work in the environmental sector.