Four Phenomenological Philosophers: Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty


Christopher Macann guides the student through the major texts of the four most prominent figures of the phenomenological tradition. Each chapter is devoted to one of these four thinkers:* Edmund Husserl, the founder of phenomenology, whose constantly-evolving ideas are presented by reviewing the three crucial periods of his work.* Martin Heidegger, who broke decisively and controversially with his teacher, Husserl.* Jean-Paul Sartre, who transplanted the tradition from its origins in Germany to the streets of Paris. In Being and Nothingness , he set forth his own version of phenomenology.* Maurice Merleau-Ponty, a contemporary of Sartre, whose career was cut short by his early death. The Phenomenology of Perception was his best and most representative work. Four Phenomenological Philosophers , by presenting each thinker in the light of his most important texts, is the ideal introduction to this important philosophical tradition.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1993


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