Posts Tagged ‘ Applebaum ’

Key Ideas in Phenomenology: Applebaum on the Natural Attitude

Aug 18th, 2012 | By

This is the first in a series of our posts on central ideas in phenomenology—please add your observations, additions, or questions in the comments section! I’ll begin with what Husserl calls “the natural attitude.” In everyday life we see the objects of our experience such as physical objects, other people, and even ideas, as simply

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Applebaum: Hermeneutics in Descriptive Phenomenology

Jun 27th, 2012 | By

Here is the presentation I gave in Montreal at the 31st International Human Science Research Conference. My aim was to encourage dialogue between interpretive and descriptive researchers, and clinicians whose work is informed by these perspectives. My premise about the complementarity of description and interpretation is based on Jitendra Nath Mohanty’s work on Husserl’s phenomenology.

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Applebaum: Does Science Matter?

Apr 23rd, 2012 | By

As a phenomenological psychologist, I participate in the tradition of human science (Ger: Geisteswissenschaften). Since the foundation of this movement in the pioneering work of Giambattista Vico in the 18th century and Wilhelm Dilthey in the 19th, human science researchers have claimed that the study of human beings demands a radically different approach from that

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How Phenomenologists Listen

Apr 23rd, 2012 | By

I teach and mentor graduate psychology students in Descriptive Phenomenological Psychology. Learning how to practice phenomenological research, students gain a lived-sense of the feature of consciousness that Edmund Husserl, drawing on the work of his teacher Franz Brentano, termed “intentionality”. Within Husserl’s phenomenology intentionality signifies (in part) that everything we can experience and know is

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The Craft of Phenomenology

Apr 23rd, 2012 | By

“Husserlian phenomenology, in its search for meanings, is guided by respect for the given.”  –Jitendranath Mohanty Practicing phenomenological psychology, whether as a researcher or as a clinician, means learning a craft. Its raw materials are the descriptions given to us by interview participants—or, if we are psychotherapists, by our clients. Our “tools” derive from the

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Applebaum: Phenomenology, community, and intercultural dialogue

Apr 23rd, 2012 | By

Community: from the Latin communis, meaning common, public, general, shared by all or many. Phenomenological psychology as expressed by Maurice Merleau-Ponty is an exploration intended to illuminate the shared psychological meanings and structures that we live pre-reflectively in daily experience. He offers an elegant example at the beginning of the essay Science and the Experience

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