PHENOMENOLOGY

a progression in modern European philosophy started by German philosopher Edmund Husserl. Within his writings of the 1910's and 1920's, Husserl argued for a new approach to human insight wherein both the classical regard for philosophy and the contemporary regard for scientific causation would be put aside in preference of a cautious focus on the nature of immediate aware experience. Cognitive occurrences should be examined and depicted in their own terms, instead of with regard to their correlation to occurrences inside the body or in the exterior world.

PHENOMENOLOGY: "It is my greatest hope that I can go back to school at some point and study phenomenology."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PHENOMENOLOGY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/phenomenology/ (accessed November 14, 2019).
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