The Phenomenology of Lived Experience
Sunday, April 23, 2017

What is it

Phenomenology is the philosophical study of experience and consciousness, performed by philosophers ranging from Sartre and Heidegger to contemporary analytic philosophers of mind. But what methods do phenomenologists use to study the mind and experience in general? How can phenomenology help us understand a range of human experiences from agency to awe? And why does neuroscience and cognitive science need phenomenology? John and Ken learn what it’s like to talk to Shaun Gallagher from the University of Memphis, author of How the Body Shapes the Mind.

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Carl Hosticka

Sunday, May 14, 2017 -- 8:54 PM

Phenomenology

Ideas very similar to those expressed on your show can be found in the Ancient Tibetan Buddhist philosophy.

See Tenzin Gyatso "Studying Mind from the Inside" in the book The Universe in a Single Atom:The Convergence of Science and Spirituality by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Double Day Broadway publishing.

Shaun Gallagher, Lillian and Morrie Moss Professor of Philosophy, University of Memphis

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