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Investigating religious experience

Aug 16th, 2021 | By

Davood Gozli and I have begun a discussion on the phenomenology of religious experience on his podcast—he has been teaching cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and theoretical psychology in Macau, China. His book “Experimental Psychology and Human Agency” was published by Springer in 2019. In this discussion Davood refers to my 2019 article in the Journal of

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Podcast: Entering Phenomenological Psychology

Jul 1st, 2021 | By

Here I’m in dialogue with Davood Gozli on his podcast—he is a professor of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and theoretical psychology who teaches in Macau, China. His book “Experimental Psychology and Human Agency” was published by Springer in 2019. We had a wide-ranging conversation about phenomenological psychology and philosophy, how the tradition has informed my teaching

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Phenom Research: What it is, what it isn’t

Jan 17th, 2019 | By

Notes from a seminar I’m giving this weekend introducing phenomenology to psychological researchers. Those familiar with the tradition will see how the epochê, reduction, bracketing, striving for presuppositionlessness, and inquiring into the Other’s natural attitude meanings are represented here–as well the situatedness of research findings–reflecting a particular, psychological interest.            



The layers of conscious life according to Husserl

Jan 26th, 2018 | By

In my latest essay, “The I and the We: Psychological Reflections on Husserl’s Egology,” I walk the reader through the layers of consciousness and self-hood, as described by Edmund Husserl, founder of phenomenology. This chapter is included in Phenomenology and the Social Context of Psychiatry (2018, Bloomsbury).  



Online Seminar – Steinbock on the Verticality of Religious Experience

Nov 8th, 2016 | By

Verticality of Religious Experience                DECEMBER, 2016 Prof. Anthony Steinbock is the author of Home and Beyond: Generative Phenomenology after Husserl, Phenomenology and Mysticism, and Moral Emotions: Reclaiming the Evidence of the Heart  and articles on political, social and phenomenological philosophy. Prof. Steinbock will be discussing the notion of the verticality of religious

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Embodied Self and Other

Aug 12th, 2016 | By

I am sharing the slides from my presentation at the 31st International Congress of Psychology, held this July in Yokohama, Japan–a Husserlian, phenomenological perspective on the intertwining of self and Other.  I draw primarily on Edmund Husserl’s genetic phenomenological account of the arising of the I in relation to a You, and I also dialogue with two founding

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The Divine in Husserl: Interview with Prof. Ales Bello

Mar 31st, 2015 | By

In March 2015 the University of San Francisco hosted an online program on the Divine in Husserl, introduced by Susi Ferrarello. In this interview Ales Bello, Emeritus Professor at Rome’s Lateran University, expounds her synthesis of the seven ways to God that she described more thoroughly in her 2005 book,  “The Divine in Husserl and Other Explorations.”

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Intentionality, Narrativity, Husserl & Ricoeur

Oct 25th, 2014 | By

My latest article in the Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology explores the psychological meanings of narratives through Husserl’s phenomenology in dialogue with Ricoeur’s hermeneutics. Ricoeur (1975) wrote, “On the one hand, hermeneutics is erected on the basis of phenomenology and thus preserves something of the philosophy from which it nevertheless differs: phenomenology remains the unsurpassable presupposition of hermeneutics. On the other

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Scott Churchill on phenomenology, empathy, and embodiment

Aug 26th, 2014 | By

Dr. Scott Churchill joined Dr. Ferrarello and myself to present a two-day seminar on Empathy, Phenomenology and Hermeneutics at Saybrook in August 2014. Dr. Churchill is Professor of Psychology at the University of Dallas, and Editor-in-Chief of The Humanistic Psychologist. We wanted to share a selection of his articles and a link to an interview with him

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Englander on Subjectivity, Memory, and Human Science

Jun 19th, 2014 | By

In this chapter Magnus Englander explores Subjectivity, Memory, and Human Science as part of a festschrift volume honoring Amedeo Giorgi.