Explaining Phenomenology


James R. Rivera (Editor)

Series: World Philosophy
BISAC: PHI000000

Phenomenology refers to the philosophical and scientific study of consciousness and the objects of direct experience. This book includes four chapters that explore phenomenology from several perspectives. Chapter One examines Augustine’s paradox as the formula of a philosophical problem through the lens of the phenomenological concept of the horizon. Chapter Two employs the tenets of hermeneutic phenomenology and the method of path-dependent process tracing to interrogate the “longue durée” historical experience of Ghana from 1951 to 1992 to probe the evolutionary dynamics of its democracy. Chapter Three presents ongoing research on a phenomenological ontology of forms of life. Lastly, Chapter Four advances the study of organizational cognition by exploring immergence in the context of the postal sector.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Augustine’s Paradox and the Phenomenology of the Horizon
M. Belousov, PhD
Institute of Social Sciences, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russian Federation

Chapter 2. Hermeneutic Phenomenology of Democratic Power in Africa: The Case of Ghana over the Longue Durée
Nene-Lomotey Kuditchar, PhD
Department of Political Science, University of Ghana, Ghana

Chapter 3. What Is the Phenomenological Ontology of Forms of Life?
Daniel Rueda Garrido, PhD
Independent Researcher, Spain

Chapter 4. The Cognitive Ecology of Mail Sorting: An Explorative Study of Immergence-Driven Change in a Manual Mail Sorting Practice
Rasmus Gahrn-Andersen¹, PhD, and Asbjørn Osted Mortensen²
¹Associate Professor, Department of Language and Communication, University of Southern Denmark, Slagelse, Denmark
²Independent Scholar

Chapter 5. Bibliography


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