Department of Philosophy

University of Essex

 

PY 406:  20th Century Continental Philosophy

Autumn Term:  Introduction to Phenomenology

 

 

 

Instructor:  Wayne Martin

Office Hours:  Mondays and Fridays 2-3pm

or by appointment

5B-120

 

please report problems with this website to wmartin[at]essex.ac.uk

 

 

Working Course Schedule and Readings (in progress)

 

Week 2 (13 Oct): Introduction: Brentano’s Dictum

 

readings: 

 

Brentano, Franz (1874): excerpt from Psychology from an Empirical Standpoint (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1973), pp. 88-91.

 

Chisholm, Roderick (1957): “Intentional Inexistence”, in Perceiving:  A Philosophical Study (Ithaca, NY:  Cornell University Press), pp. 168-185.

 

Dennett, Daniel (1969):  “Intentionality”, in Content and Consciousness (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul), pp. 19-42.

 

link to readings (contact instructor for access)

 

Week 2 Outline (pdf download)

 

 

Week 3 (20 Oct): Husserl’s Critique of Psychologism

 

reading: 

 

Husserl, Edmund (1911):  “Philosophy as Rigorous Science” translated in Phenomenology and the Crisis of Philosophy (New York: Harper, 1965), pp. 71-147.

 

link to readings (contact instructor for access)

 

 

Week 4 (27 Oct): Husserl’s Theory of Intentionality

 

reading: 

 

Husserl, Edmund  (1929/1964).  The Paris Lectures. (P. Koestenbaum, Trans.) The Hague:  Martinus Nijhoff (Original lectures delivered 1929), pp. 3-39.

 

Husserl, E. (1931/1950).  Cartesian Meditations:  An Introduction to Phenomenology. (D. Cairns, Trans.) The Hague:  Martinus Nijhoff (Original work published 1931); Meditations I – IV.

 

week 4 readings are available on short loan reserve at Sloman Library.

 

 

Week 5 (3 Nov): Heidegger: basic concepts

 

reading: 

 

Heidegger, M. (1927/1982).  Basic Problems of Phenomenology. (A. Hofstadter, Trans.) Indianapolis: Indiana University Press) (Original lectures delivered 1927), §§1-9.

 

week 5 reading are found in the assigned textbook, available at Waterstone’s Bookstore.

 

Week 6 (10 Nov): Critique of Cartesianism

 

reading:

 

Moran, Dermot (2000).  “Heidegger’s Critique of Husserl’s and Brentano’s Accounts of Intentionality”, Inquiry 43:1, 39-66.

               

link to readings (contact instructor for access)

 

 

Week 7 (17 Nov): Ontological Analysis

 

Heidegger, M. (1927/1982).  Basic Problems of Phenomenology. (A. Hofstadter, Trans.) Indianapolis: Indiana University Press) (Original lectures delivered 1927), §§10-12.

 

week 7 reading are found in the assigned textbook, available at Waterstone’s Bookstore.

 

 

Week 8 (24 Nov): Reading Week –

 

 

 

Week 9 (1 Dec): The Being of the Copula

 

Heidegger, M. (1927/1982).  Basic Problems of Phenomenology. (A. Hofstadter, Trans.) Indianapolis: Indiana University Press) (Original lectures delivered 1927), §§16-18.

 

week 9 reading are found in the assigned textbook, available at Waterstone’s Bookstore.

 

 

Week 10 (8 Dec): Temporality

 

Heidegger, M. (1927/1982).  Basic Problems of Phenomenology. (A. Hofstadter, Trans.) Indianapolis: Indiana University Press) (Original lectures delivered 1927), §§19-21.

 

week 10 reading are found in the assigned textbook, available at Waterstone’s Bookstore.

 

 

Week 11 (15 Dec): tba