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1. A philosophy or method of inquiry concerned with the perception and experience of objects and events as the basis for the investigation of reality.
2. A philosophical movement based on this, originated by Edmund Husserl around 1905.

phe·nom′e·no·log′i·cal (-nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
phe·nom′e·no·log′i·cal·ly adv.
phe·nom′e·nol′o·gist n.


[fəˌnɒməˈnɒlədʒɪst] Nfenomenólogo/a m/f
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Similarly, the phenomenologist acknowledges the difference between the true and the false, even while he defers to the authority of the one who achieves the truth.
Like a good phenomenologist, he allows Heidegger to show himself as ironic, but he does this in a text where phenomenology itself is called into question.
The existence of the "outer" world as society, although for Sartre it is not a problem as phenomenologist, interestingly enough proves its existence at the times of great crisis (World war or Economic crisis) when life for individuals could appear meaningless--i.
Indeed, venturing forth from his behaviorist enclave, he writes almost like a phenomenologist about the experience of human will before concluding with his sworn allegiance to behavioristic determinism.
He is not a totalizing theorist, but instead, as Mahoney suggests, writes as a "philosophic historian or a moral phenomenologist.
In this collection of essays, the distinguished Yale theologian and phenomenologist of religion Louis Dupre sketches ways in which religious mystery may once again be asserted in modern intellectual terms.
Johnson draws on the tradition of Edmund Husserl and synthesizes several phenomenologists to develop his "own quirky variations on phenomenology" (Being ix); Johnson's most important influence is French phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty,(3) from whom he takes the concept of a Lifeworld of language and experience (Being viii-ix, 44).
Conley who "solves" the problem of whether Karol Wojtyla is more a phenomenologist than a Thomist with the following remark: "I often have the impression of banging into scholastic steel as I wander through the phenomenological fog.
Famous Lithuanian phenomenologist Algis Mickunas argues that from the phenomenological point of view, "both empirical and metaphysical accounts on values are misleading" (Mickunas, Stewart 1994: 122-124).
The chapters following this one (on sight) examine the questions that confront any phenomenologist who suspends the strictures against experiencing the divine.
In his recent essay "An Introduction to My Art Criticism" Fried says that Anthony Caro's sculptures made him feel that he was "about to levitate or burst into blossom" and that the phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty "provided philosophical sanction for taking those feelings seriously.
According to Trenta Giorni, the publication delay was due to the papal desire to harmonize his own "philosophical anthropology" (based on the phenomenologist Max Scheler) with traditional Thomism.