- Existential phenomenology
Existential phenomenology is a philosophical current inspired by
Martin Heidegger's work " Sein und Zeit" (1927).
In contrast with his former mentor
Edmund Husserl, Heidegger put ontologybefore epistemologyand thought that phenomenology would have to be based on an observation and analysis of " Dasein" ("being-there"), human being, investigating the fundamental ontology of the "Lebenswelt" Lifeworld(Husserl's term) underlying all so-called regional ontologies of the special sciences.
Development of Existential phenomenology
Existential phenomenologists besides Heidegger, were
Hannah Arendt, Emmanuel Levinas, Gabriel Marcel, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Samuel Todes.
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