Phenomenology is the study of what appears to the mind, from a first-person, subjective point of view.
Contemporary scholar Georges Dreyfus described phenomenology as:
- A discipline which seeks to provide a description of our experience from the first person perspective.
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy provides the following definition:
- Phenomenology studies structures of conscious experience as experienced from the first-person point of view, along with relevant conditions of experience. The central structure of an experience is its intentionality, the way it is directed through its content or meaning toward a certain object in the world.
Search for videos:
- Search YouTube for: Phenomenology and Buddhism
- Georges Dreyfus: "Meditation and Phenomenology"
- Description: Georges B.J. Dreyfus, is the Jackson Professor of Religion at Williams College gave a public talk entitled "Meditation and Phenomenology" on Nov 9, at UVA. (2017)
- 10/20/14 Husserl and Heidegger: Phenomenology, Eurocentrism, and Buddhism
- Description: Public talk by Eric S. Nelson, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts
- Course (1a/5) Consciousness, Phenomenology & Buddhism with Dr Georges Dreyfus
- Description: First lecture in short course on Consciousness, Phenomenology & Buddhism