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What is Phenomenology?



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.