Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Guerilla Metaphysics… Experience of Being

HARMAN, G. (2007) Guerilla Metaphysics: Phenomenology and the Carpentry of Things. Open Court Publishing Company.

“The endless rejuvenating force of phenomenology lies in the philosophical dignity that it grants to such experiences. Never are they treated as some sort of frivolous anteroom to an ominous rumble of being. For phenomenology, the drama of the world plays itself out within specific appearances, not behind or beneath them.” (p21)

Phenomenology as a research method focuses on the experience of being, whereas ethnography and other methodologies look at the contexts of being – the states behind or beneath the experience. 

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