Current Trends in Phenomenology

This course examines recent work in phenomenology by Zahavi and Gallagher that updates the century-old tradition that begins with Husserl. Zahavi, Gallagher and others have been paying attention to developments in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science. We will begin by reading a bit of Husserl, then work our way carefully through the Zahavi and Gallagher’s 250-page The Phenomenological Mind (2008). Topics include self-consciousness, time, perception, embodiedness, agency, other minds, personhood and pathologies. Time should remain for us to focus on one or more of those topics, to be chosen by us, by reading further material yet to be selected.