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Phenomenology: is the philosophical direction, which goes back to E. Husserl and which assumes that the phenomena of the objects are what is given to us immediately. According to this assumption, these phenomena are the only evident things to us. See also representation, phenomena, perception, certainty, evidence.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Edmund Husserl on Phenomenology - Dictionary of Arguments

Gadamer I 249
Phenomenology/Husserl/Gadamer: "...meaning-intention and meaning-fulfillment belong essentially to the unity of meaning, and like the meanings of the words we use, every being that is valid for me has correlatively and in essential necessity an "ideal generality of the real and possible experiencing modes of being"(1).
Gadamer: thus the idea of "phenomenology", i.e. the elimination of all "setting-a-being" and the investigation of the subjective modes of being, was won and became a universal work program, which basically had to make all objectivity, all sense of being comprehensible.
Subjectivity/Husserl: human subjectivity now also possesses the validity of being. It is therefore to be regarded as well, i.e. it is also to be investigated in the diversity of its modes of being. Such research of the I as a phenomenon is not "inner perception" of a real I, but it is also not mere reconstruction of the i.e. relation of the contents of consciousness to a transcendental pole of the I (I-pole, Natorp)(2) but it is a highly differentiated subject of transcendental reflection.
Compared to the mere givenness of phenomena of representational consciousness, a givenness in intentional experiences, this reflection represents the growth of a new dimension of research. For there is also givenness which is not itself the object of intentional acts. Every experience has implied horizons of before and after and finally merges with the continuum of experiences present in before and after to the unity of the stream of experience.
>Stream of consciousness/HUsserl, >Horizon/Husserl.

1. Husserliana VI. 169.
2. Natorp, Einleitung in die Psychologie nach kritischer Methode, 1888; Allgemeine Psychologie nach kritischer Methode, 1912.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
E. Husserl
I Peter Prechtl, Husserl zur Einführung, Hamburg 1991
II "Husserl" in: Eva Picardi et al., Interpretationen - Hauptwerke der Philosophie: 20. Jahrhundert, Stuttgart 1992
Gadamer I
Hans-Georg Gadamer
Wahrheit und Methode. Grundzüge einer philosophischen Hermeneutik 7. durchgesehene Auflage Tübingen 1960/2010

Gadamer II
H. G. Gadamer
The Relevance of the Beautiful, London 1986
German Edition:
Die Aktualität des Schönen: Kunst als Spiel, Symbol und Fest Stuttgart 1977

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