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Journal of Critical Phenomenology
"Puncta is an open-access, peer-reviewed philosophical journal established with the specific intention of redirecting phenomenological intentionality. It is our belief that phenomenology is not a mere descriptive practice, but an enactment of critique, that is, an ongoing process of revealing and interrogating the concrete conditions, institutions, and assumptions that structure lived experience, phenomenological inquiry, and thinking. We invite submissions that engage the critical turn of phenomenology via analyses of socio-political phenomena, reflections on the limits and challenges of phenomenological inquiry, or by attending to the history of philosophy, either through its silences or its canonical figures. Critical phenomenology aims to open up a more focused area of discourse that the works of those such as Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Simone de Beauvoir, Frantz Fanon, Hannah Arendt, and, more recently, Lisa Guenther, Sarah Ahmed, Alia Al-Saji, and Mariana Ortega have opened up through their commitments to an engaged phenomenology. We invite scholars to draw both on classical and contemporary phenomenology in order to join our efforts of broadening the scope and import of phenomenological research."
journal  phenomenology  philosophy  critical-theory 
july 2017 by tsuomela
The Open Commons of Phenomenology - The Open Commons of Phenomenology
"The Open Commons will host any relevant materials or research of quality related to phenomenology. “Phenomenology” itself is defined here broadly and inclusively as any work in philosophy or in other human sciences clearly connected with the ideas of “canonical phenomenologists” (Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Max Scheler, Eugen Fink, Roman Ingarden, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jan Patočka, Emanuel Levinas, etc.) as well as their students or followers.
open-access  philosophy  phenomenology  library  digital-library 
june 2017 by tsuomela
Phenomenology of Sociality: Discovering the 'We' // Reviews // Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // University of Notre Dame
"Thomas Szanto and Dermot Moran (eds.), Phenomenology of Sociality: Discovering the 'We', Routledge, 2016, 337pp., $148.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138918795."
book  review  phenomenology  social 
june 2017 by tsuomela
Ruin | Boston Review
Review of So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson.
book  review  online  internet  behavior  social-media  shaming  shame  phenomenology  experience 
april 2015 by tsuomela
A General Feeling of Disorder by Oliver Sacks | The New York Review of Books
A short and brilliant description by Sacks of feeling "unwell" after a migraine and after treatment for liver cancer.
medicine  health  essay  memoir  illness  feeling  phenomenology 
april 2015 by tsuomela
A litmus test for technology critics | ROUGH TYPE
"As someone who approaches the question of technology, of tool-making and tool use, from a very different angle than the one Morozov takes, I’d like to respond with a word or two in defense of an open and pluralistic approach to technology criticism, rather than the closed and doctrinaire approach that Morozov advocates."
technology  technology-critique  phenomenology  politics  marxism 
march 2015 by tsuomela
New Left Review - Andrew Smith: On Shopworking
"Service workers now make up nearly 80 per cent of the labour force in Britain, with a still higher proportion in the United States, and the sector constitutes a fast-growing field in the sociology of work. Recent investigations have focused on the hitherto overlooked relationship between front-line service workers and their customers: what effect does this have on the ‘lived experience’ of their work? [1] In what follows I offer some thoughts on conceptualizing the interactions between employees and customers, shaped in part by critical reflection on my own experience of working in a long series of service-sector and retail jobs. "
customer-service  work  labor  consciousness  experience  phenomenology 
february 2013 by tsuomela
T. M. Luhrmann’s Experience with Evangelical Christians : The New Yorker
"T. M. Luhrmann tries to explain in her new book, “When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God” (Knopf). "
book  review  religion  evangelical  experience  phenomenology  anthropology  science 
october 2012 by tsuomela
Immanent Transcendence: A Glossary of Pragmatic Phenomenology
"This is a glossary of terms for my research program in pragmatic phenomenology/phenomenological pragmatism. My project is a contemporary derivation of John Dewey's work as read through Thomas Alexander, Jim Garrison, James Gouinlock, Victor Kestenbaum, and others. The glossary will be helpful for those interested in peering into the depths of Deweys thought, which is often omitted by contemporary commentaries, and into my own development of it."
pragmatism  philosophy  phenomenology  about(JohnDewey)  from delicious
april 2012 by tsuomela
UnderstandingSociety: Ordinary and theoretical knowledge of capitalism
"Is the participant-level even the right perspective from which to try to identify an explanation? I don't think so. Were conditions in this factory harsh because this owner was hostile or cruel towards these particular workers? No, rather because the competitive environment of profitability and accumulation created an inexorable race to the bottom. So we can't explain this factory's working conditions by referring to specific features of this factory and its owner. This logic is spelled out very clearly in Capital, and it is a system-level characteristic."
sociology  explanation  level  system  scale  foundation  phenomenology  participation  capitalism  social-theory  theory  from delicious
march 2012 by tsuomela
Ugo Mattei on the Commons, Market and State | David Bollier
"The real problem is that the State and Market are locked in a symbiotic alliance to the detriment of the commons. This unholy alliance so tenacious because it is embedded in our very phenomenological understanding of life, writes Mattei. We perceive the world as a mechanistic system in which subject and object are separate and distinct, and we supposedly have individual autonomy to do what we wish to act upon the world. As subjects, we tend to pracel out and commodify the world into units that are isolated from the larger whole
commons  state  market  politics  economics  ideology  reductionism  phenomenology  perception  markets 
july 2011 by tsuomela
The Center for Applied Phenomenological Research
The Center for Applied Phenomenological Research represents a group of scholars from a variety of departments at The University of Tennessee.

Affiliates with the center have come from such fields as psychology, philosophy, literature, nursing, business and forestry to name a few. Our center focuses on utilizing phenomenological and other qualitative methods to gain a better understanding of human experience in its various manifestations
phenomenology  psychology  philosophy  research  university  school(UTenn)  project(Utenn) 
september 2010 by tsuomela
In Defense of Links, Part One: Nick Carr, hypertext and delinkification — Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard
Carr is saying that Web links slow down our brains. But none of the studies the meta-analysis compiles looked at Web-style links. They all drew comparisons between linear hypertexts (screens with “next” links, not printed articles) on one side, and on the other, literary-style hypertexts broken up into multiple nodes where “participants had many choices in sequencing their reading.”
Every other study that I’ve looked into in this area shares these same problems; I’ll spare you the detail. These studies may help explain why there’s never been a literary-hypertext bestseller, but they don’t do much to illuminate reading on the Web.
web  hypertext  online  behavior  attention  reading  links  phenomenology  experience 
september 2010 by tsuomela
The Way We Live Now - I Tweet, Therefore I Am - NYTimes.com
“On Twitter or Facebook you’re trying to express something real about who you are,” she explained. “But because you’re also creating something for others’ consumption, you find yourself imagining and playing to your audience more and more. So those moments in which you’re supposed to be showing your true self become a performance. Your psychology becomes a performance.” Referring to “The Lonely Crowd,” the landmark description of the transformation of the American character from inner- to outer-directed, Turkle added, “Twitter is outer-directedness cubed.”
twitter  phenomenology  experience  psychology  online  behavior 
september 2010 by tsuomela
Heartbreak and Home Runs: The Power of First Experiences | Psychology Today
From winning the science fair to losing a first boyfriend, certain youthful experiences cast a long shadow, revealing character and at times actually shaping it.
psychology  emotion  expectation  experience  flashbulb-memory  memory  first-time  cognition  cognitive-science  phenomenology 
january 2010 by tsuomela
SPEP - Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
SPEP is the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, a professional organization devoted to supporting philosophy inspired by continental European traditions.
With a membership of over 2500 people, it is one of the largest American philosophical societies, and strives to encourage work not only in the philosophical traditions of phenomenology and existentialism, but also in all those areas commonly associated with ‘continental philosophy,’ such as animal studies, critical theory, cultural studies, deconstruction, environmental philosophy, feminism, German idealism, hermeneutics, philosophy of the Americas, post-colonialism, post-structuralism, psychoanalysis, queer theory and race theory.
philosophy  continental  phenomenology  existentialism  professional-association  academic  hermeneutics 
december 2009 by tsuomela
Overcoming Bias: Beware Detached Detail
Robin Hanson continues his speculation on near/far thoughts. Our effort to appear to have good near thoughts might lead to detatched details that look good but have low impact on near decisions and low resource costs. Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.overcomingbias.com%2F2009%2F01%2Fbeware-detached-detail.html
psychology  perception  future  phenomenology  experience  hypocrisy  mental  management  cognition  religion  decision-making  empathy  escapism 
march 2009 by tsuomela
infinite thØught: brentano and chance
book and article recommendations on two philosophy topics - Brentano and phenomenology
books  recommendations  list  philosophy  phenomenology  chance  randomness 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Qualia (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
"Philosophers often use the term ‘qualia’ (singular ‘quale’) to refer to the introspectively accessible, phenomenal aspects of our mental lives. In this standard, broad sense of the term, it is difficult to deny that there are qualia. Disagreement typically centers on which mental states have qualia, whether qualia are intrinsic qualities of their bearers, and how qualia relate to the physical world both inside and outside the head. The status of qualia is hotly debated in philosophy largely because it is central to a proper understanding of the nature of consciousness. Qualia are at the very heart of the mind-body problem."
philosophy  mind  phenomenology  experience  qualia  definition  reference 
february 2009 by tsuomela
Overcoming Bias: A Tale Of Two Tradeoffs
Robin Hanson posits two mental tradeoffs among social animals and speculates on their interactions. 1) making good decisions and presenting good images to others 2) greater resources required for more detailed descriptions/thoughts. Leads to detail thinking for 'near' objects/events/people etc., and sparse thinking for 'far'. Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.overcomingbias.com%2F2009%2F01%2Fa-tale-of-two-tradeoffs.html
psychology  perception  future  phenomenology  experience  hypocrisy  mental  management  cognition  decision-making  empathy 
february 2009 by tsuomela
/Message: Arrington on Scoble, FriendFeed, And The Web Of Flow
The transition from a web-of-pages, where the principal source of critical information is found on static, unitary web pages, generally written by a single owner/author, and where comments are left on those pages by 'visitors', to the web-of-flow, where conversation has left the web-of-pages and moved into flow applications, like Twitter and Friendfeed. Robert has moved into this new context, more or less organically, and he now spends his time chatting instead of writing blog posts. Arrington is principally ranting against this transition to flow, making the case that Scoble to helping Friendfeed enormously without recompense, and losing all the traffic that he might have passing by a blog where he could make money selling ads, like Arrington does.
internet  culture  flow  content  web-of-pages  experience  phenomenology  dialogue  community 
december 2008 by tsuomela
The Blue Marble: The Gift of Nature
Walking in a park in any season or even viewing pictures of nature helps improve memory and attention by 20 percent. All it takes is 30 minutes. Even when it's cold. Even when we don't enjoy it. The study by U of Michigan researchers found that effects of interacting with nature are similar to meditating.
psychology  phenomenology  nature  experience  memory 
december 2008 by tsuomela

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