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an important new work Bodily Reflective Modes

an important new work Bodily Reflective Modes an important new work Bodily Reflective Modes A Phenomenological Method for Psychology Kenneth Joel Shapiro Foreword by Amedeo Giorgi Argues, from a base in Merleau-Ponty, Piaget, Gendlin, and others, that it is necessary to recognize that meaning and understanding are originally experienced as bodily states, independent of language. Shapiro claims that Husserl, Heidegger, and other phenomenologists essentially established a phenomenology of reflection, and in this work he is developing a method for psychology based on a sensitivity to the experience of the physical body. "A strikingly original work-it contains important essays on the linguistic analysis of Derrida and Lacan and on the structuralism of Levi-Strauss and Piaget. With its critical apposition of these schools to a phenomenological psychology based on the work of Merleau- Ponty, Bodily Reflective Modes becomes a valuable first course in phenomenology and its place in modern thought. ' "More important is that the work also presents a new and care- fully thought out phenomenology of reflection, which should bring both phenomenological psychology and psychological theory in touch with current developments in the clinical area and in a growing psy- chology of motor behavior. ' "Most important of all, I would suggest, is that here we have, not only a new 'method' for psychology but perhaps the first stage of a breakthrough. Shapiro's work may be, at long last, a continuation of that first step that Merleau-Ponty took before his untimely death."- Joseph Lyons, University of California, Davis r 98 S. xxiv, z30 pages, notes, index LC 8?-2.6oi8, ISBN 0-8223-o6oS-q $30.00 _ Duke University Press 6697 College Station Durham, North Carolina z77o8 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

an important new work Bodily Reflective Modes

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 15 (1): 291 – Jan 1, 1985

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© 1985 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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an important new work Bodily Reflective Modes A Phenomenological Method for Psychology Kenneth Joel Shapiro Foreword by Amedeo Giorgi Argues, from a base in Merleau-Ponty, Piaget, Gendlin, and others, that it is necessary to recognize that meaning and understanding are originally experienced as bodily states, independent of language. Shapiro claims that Husserl, Heidegger, and other phenomenologists essentially established a phenomenology of reflection, and in this work he is developing a method for psychology based on a sensitivity to the experience of the physical body. "A strikingly original work-it contains important essays on the linguistic analysis of Derrida and Lacan and on the structuralism of Levi-Strauss and Piaget. With its critical apposition of these schools to a phenomenological psychology based on the work of Merleau- Ponty, Bodily Reflective Modes becomes a valuable first course in phenomenology and its place in modern thought. ' "More important is that the work also presents a new and care- fully thought out phenomenology of reflection, which should bring both phenomenological psychology and psychological theory in touch with current developments in the clinical area and in a growing psy- chology of motor behavior. ' "Most important of all, I would suggest, is that here we have, not only a new 'method' for psychology but perhaps the first stage of a breakthrough. Shapiro's work may be, at long last, a continuation of that first step that Merleau-Ponty took before his untimely death."- Joseph Lyons, University of California, Davis r 98 S. xxiv, z30 pages, notes, index LC 8?-2.6oi8, ISBN 0-8223-o6oS-q $30.00 _ Duke University Press 6697 College Station Durham, North Carolina z77o8

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Research in PhenomenologyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1985

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