The Phenomenology Reader constitutes the most comprehensive collection of primary texts from this philosophical tradition that has been published to date. In presenting many of the major ideas expounded by the great phenomenologists themselves, it provides the English speaker with a first hand account of the birth, consolidation and evolution of this central movement in recent European Philosophy. The carefully selected readings chart the most famous thinkers of this movement, such as Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre and Derrida, as well as lesser known figures such as Stein and Scheler. The Phenomenology Reader includes readings from: Brentano, Heidegger, Sartre, Derrida, Husserl, Gadamer, de Beauvoir, Ricoeur, Reinach, Arendt, Merleau-Ponty, Stein, Levinas, Scheler The editors have provided clear and accessible introductions to all the thinkers and selections, together with up-to-date bibliographies of primary and secondary literature in English. Dermot Moran's comprehensive introduction to the whole volume provides an excellent step into this major philosophical movement.
This book should prove a valuable starting point for all those who wish to learn about and engage with phenomenology and twentieth-century philosophy.
Dermot Moran is Professor of Philosophy at University College Dublin and Editor of the International Journal of Philosophical Studies. He is author of Introduction to Phenomenology (Routledge 2000) and editor of Edmund Husserl, Logical Investigations, trans J.N. Findlay (Routledge 2001) and E. Husserl, The Shprter Logical Investigations (Routledge, 2001). Timothy Mooney is Lecturer in Philosophy at University College Dublin.