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On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
- Interpret and compare the texts read.
- Account for the themes touched upon: intentionality, object and content, essences, empathy and inter-subjectivity, the body, the gendered perspective, being and the other.
- Account for and discuss a number of different versions of Phenomenology, e.g. ‘eidetic’, ‘early’, ‘realist’, ‘transcendental’, ‘late’, ‘hermeneutic’, ‘genetic’ and ‘dialogic’ phenomenology.
- Discuss the development and nature of Phenomenology. In particular give reasoned answers to the four questions addressed in the course.
- Apply the phenomenological method; conduct basic constitutional and eidetic analyses.
- Discuss the relevance of Phenomenology as a method, science and style of thought to philosophy and assess the potential for the application of Phenomenology in other academic disciplines.
- Critically discuss the claim that Phenomenology is First Philosophy.