Interdisciplinary Phenomenology

Phenomenology has been the most influential movement within continental philosophy ever since Husserl's phenomenological breakthrough in the early twentieth century. Phenomenology commits itself to what is given to experience - the phenomenon - as the starting point for understanding any perception or thought. New research explores the usefulness of using phenomenological methods to rethink assumption in disciplines like literature, medicine, anthropology, theology, aesthetics and ecology, reconnecting scholarship in these fields with everyday life.

From the Harvard Art Museums' Jocular Sounds collection Photo: Harvard Art Museums / Busch-Reisinger Museum, Association Fund and Purchase in memory of Eda K. Loeb Artwork © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris 

This research group focuses on phenomenological relevance for the development of the self in relation to others, embodiment, and hermeneutics as each of these relates to our scholarly disciplines. We work with the whole tradition of phenomenology but are especially engaged with contemporary developments in the field. 

 The group is committed to expanding our knowledge together through regular reading groups and discussions, and stimulates new discoveries in our multiple disciplines through interdisciplinary conferences and international partnerships. We welcome new members and are proud to include participants from multiple disciplines and all levels of research, from masters students to full professors.


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New book from the Research Group:

Falke, Cassandra; Dahl, Espen; Eriksen, Thor Eirik , Phenomenology of the Broken Body . Routledge 2018.

Interview with Cassandra Falke:

On The Phenomenology of Love and Reading. Now availabe on Spotify and Apple via the New Books Network: