The Theory and Practice of Husserl’s Phenomenology (second edition)
The second edition of The Theory and Practice of Husserl’s Phenomenology is a clear and concise introduction to the theoretical background and the rigorous method of Edmund Husserl (1859–1938), perhaps the most influential philosopher of the twentieth century and the founder of the phenomenological movement. According to Husserl phenomenology is not a body of knowledge but a scientific practice based in a rigorous and difficult method, a method that takes long effort and practice to enter into and in which to develop some significant results. Since many scholars and students do not read many of Husserl’s published works, this text is meant to show the core unity of focus and method throughout decades of his phenomenological practice and refinement. The present work covers the historical origin of phenomenology and some main thematic results that appear in Husserl’s works, and provides an introduction to phenomenology as a practice, through explication of the “how to” of producing a phenomenological description. The author, an award-winning teacher, is a recognized expert in the phenomenological method and author of seven books and numerous articles in the field.