What is Phenomenology?
Article first published online: 20 NOV 2007
© 2007 The Author
Volume 3, Issue 1, pages 30–50, January 2008
How to Cite
Glendinning, S. (2008), What is Phenomenology?. Philosophy Compass, 3: 30–50. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2007.00113.x
- Issue published online: 28 NOV 2007
- Article first published online: 20 NOV 2007
- Philosophy Compass 3/1 (2008): 30–50, 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2007.00113.x
Phenomenology is widely credited with being one of the major movements in twentieth-century philosophy. This article attempts to explain the ongoing strength of phenomenology as a force within the contemporary philosophy. It has two parts. The first part outlines the distinctive outlook of phenomenological philosophy. The second part explores a number of key theses that summarily characterise phenomenological inquiries as such. The aim is to provide a clear overview of what it means to explore questions or approach philosophical problems phenomenologically.