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Module METHODS IN 20TH-CENTURY PHENOMENOLOGY

Module code: PH646
Credits: 10
Semester: 1
Department: PHILOSOPHY
International: Yes
Coordinator: Dr Cyril McDonnell (PHILOSOPHY)
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This module examines the origins and development of the twentieth-century phenomenological movement in philosophy. It focuses on the various different methods (both ‘scientific’ and ‘hermeneutic’) that were devised and advocated by some of the key thinkers who spearheaded this movement, such as: Franz Brentano (1838–1917); Edmund Husserl (1859–1938); Wilhelm Dilthey (1833–1911); Martin Heidegger (1889–1976); Emmanuel Levinas (1906–1995). Selected seminal texts from these authors will be identified as sources to read and analyse. The connection between the different phenomenological methods deployed by each of these respective thinkers in their philosophising and the ensuing different definitions of phenomenology that unfurled in the twentieth century will be addressed in addition to the controversial issue between Husserl and Heidegger regarding whether phenomenology is a scientific or hermeneutic discipline.

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