The topics for paper #1 are now available on the Papers page. Papers are due at 6am Sat 3/2.

The topic for ToW #3, due 8am Fri 2/22, can be found on the ToW page here and via the links above and in the right menu.

UPDATE: The replies are posted there now also.

The exam #1 review sheet is now available on the Exams page. As indicated, the exam will be held Monday 2/25 in class.

As has been announced in class a few times: Exam #1 will be Monday 2/25 in class. The review sheet will be posted by Wednesday 2/20; when it’s available, it will be on the Exams page.

The topic for ToW #2, due 8am Mon 2/11, can be found on the ToW page here and via the links above and in the right menu.

UPDATE: Responses can now be found on the the ToW page.

The thoughts of the week can be found here (and via the links above and in the right menu).

The first ToWs (for Fri 2/01) are now posted there.

Please visit the Online activities page and fill in the short beginning-of-semester survey there.

The notes from today (Wed 1/23) are up on the Overheads page. You’ll need the password from class. (I won’t normally make a front page post when I put up notes; just this time because it’s the first day.)

This is the home page for Philosophy 442/542, Phenomenology, which is being taught in the Spring semester of 2019 by Professor Ron McClamrock of the University at Albany Department of Philosophy. There is a a preliminary course syllabus here.

If you have questions about the site or the course, please e-mail me at rmcclamrock at albany dot edu.

Course Description: This course examines the historical and conceptual development of phenomenology in the 20th century, starting with Husserl’s “presuppositionless and purely descriptive science of the structures of consciousness”, and including works by Sartre, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty. We’ll emphasize (a) the idea of a presuppositionless account of consciousness; (b) the motivations for and nature of the “existential turn”, and (c) connections between phenomenology and both analytic philosophy and scientific psychology.