A description, history, or explanation of phenomena.
An approach to research which aims to describe and clarify a person's own anomalous experiences to bring about an understanding of an event or phenomenon.
A philosophy emphasizing the importance of reflecting on the ways in which the world is made available for intellectual inquiry; it stresses the role of language and discourse in making the world intelligible. It claims that "observation" and "objectification" are not as simple as assumed in conventional scientific analysis. It rejects the separation of "subject" from "object" and stresses their being intimately interrelated.
Study of psychism by contemporary philosophy including awareness in experience and a construction as it appears in the mind along with extraordinary things and their relation to the mind.
As applied in psychology, the philosophical view that the phenomena of subjective experience should be studied because behaviour is considered to be determined by how people perceive themselves and the world, rather than by objectively described reality.
The study of phenomena, that is, the mental construction of cognition out of raw sensory data. A phenomenon is an experience of an object by a subject. In phenomenology, it is the experience of the object that is the focus of study, not the object itself.
Is the analysis and description of everyday life - the life-world and its associated states of conscious
Knowledge is discovered through open, unbiased description of experience. Phenomenology
The emphasis upon the way the subject views the world rather than what might be called the common or accepted view. In its strictest form, phenomenology says that the only view of the world we can ever understand is the one that we have; that there is no external reality that we can ever know.
(Husserl) Begins with a precise inspection of one's own consciousness, and particularly intellectual, processes. In this introspection all assumptions about the wider and external causes and consequences of these internal processes have to be excluded or bracketed. Husserl insisted that this was an a priori investigation of the essences or meanings common to the thoughts of different minds.
a philosophical doctrine proposed by Edmund Husserl based on the study of human experience in which considerations of objective reality are not taken into account
A qualitative research approach concerned with understanding certain group behaviors from that group's point of view
a method of examining what appears in human existence from all angles. It also refers to a philosophical movement based on the method.
'The philosophical belief that, unlike matter, humans have a consciousness. They interpret and experience the world in terms of meanings and actively construct an individual social reality' - Bowling (1997).
The study of the invariant structure of phenomena. One of its primary tools is variational method. The discipline of phenomenology used in Idhe's book was developed primarily by Edmund Husserl (1859-1938), but also by Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-61) and Martin Heidegger (1889-1976).
classifying religious or other phenomena collected from multiple cultures and put in a novel taxonomy.
An approach to research that aims to describe and clarify a person's own experience and understanding of an event or phenomenon.
A 20th century philosophical movement originated by Edmund Husserl, dedicated to describing the structures of experience as they present themselves to consciousness, without recourse to theory, deduction, or assumptions from other disciplines such as the natural world.
The phenomenological is a specific view of things which aims at revealing aspects hidden from usual viewpoints by habit. It requires leisure ("époche") in order to exclude preconceptions about the thing under consideration. If we look at the things around us using this method, we can classify them in three groups (though this classification will always remain precarious). Firstly, things behind which human designs are concealed: the "produced" things, which in their entirety could be called "culture." Secondly, things behind which such designs cannot be discovered: the "given" things, which in their entirety could be called "nature." And thirdly, things in which the viewer recognizes himself because they offer him no resistance (and are thus not genuine "things") but rather seek to recognize the viewer themselves: the "others," which in their entirety could be called "society."
A movement within philosophy to return to the things themselves, or more exactly, to the things as they present themselves to our consciousness. The rigorous examination of conscious experience, especially as it manifests in human communication and action.
In philosophy, the attempt to describe both internal and external events that constitute our reality or existence without seeking to understand or identify their ultimate or original causes. Chinese traditional medical thinking tends to be phenomenological rather than causal, in contradistinction to modern Western medical thinking.
OED The science of phenomena, ie, those things of which a sense or the mind directly takes note.
Philosophy that reality consists of objects and events as perceived by human consciousness. Similar to the philosophy of the sophists.
The study of an individual?s subjective experience or unique perception of the world. Emphasis is on understanding events from the subject?s point of view rather than focusing on behavior. See also humanistic psychology, introspection.
Phenomenology has three meanings in philosophical history, one derived from G.W.F.
The term phenomenology in science is used to describe a body of knowledge which relates several different empirical observations of phenomena to each other, in a way which is consistent with fundamental theory, but is not directly derived from theory.
Phenomenology is a philosophical design current in contemporary architecture, based on the physical and haptic experience of building materials and their sensory properties.
Phenomenology is a Philosophical movement that stated that the â€œselfâ€ was linked to our perceptions of our immediate experiences. In other words, â€œwhat is realâ€ is not as important as â€œwhat we perceive or feelâ€ in any situation. Also stated as the philosophy of how people immediately feel after experiences, as believed by Carl Rogers.