Exam date reminder

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.

Thoughts of the week

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.

Day 1 overheads

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.)

About this course

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.