Book Review

Book Review 115 BOOK REVIEW Ihde, Don Experimental Phenomenology: An Introduction. N.Y., G. P. Putnam's Sons, Capricorn Books, 1977, 154 pp., $7.95. As phenomenological philosophy spreads outside the strict confines of philosophy, especially in the American scene, more and more the pressure is placed upon phenomenologists to answer the question: If one is a phenomenologist, just what is it that one does differently (whether it be therapy, research or even simple observation)? While the book under review here does not put all questions to rest, it does go a long way toward answering the initial questions concerning the practice of phenomenology. "Experimental Phenomenlogy" is a theoretically sound prac- tical guide to both understanding and doing phenomenology. It is theoretically sound in part because the author utilizes the "princi- ple of all principles" and brings to the reader's awareness all of the points that are discussed, and he does this descriptively. He uses concrete, easy to understand examples throughout the text (most of which are drawn from the psychology of perception) and he introduces all of the technical phenomenological terms (noesis, noema, reduction, etc.) in terms of the concrete examples under discussion. Moreover, the presentation begins with the simplest examples and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Phenomenological Psychology Brill

Book Review

Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, Volume 10 (1): 115 – Jan 1, 1979

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Brill
Copyright
© 1979 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0047-2662
eISSN
1569-1624
D.O.I.
10.1163/156916279X00077
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115 BOOK REVIEW Ihde, Don Experimental Phenomenology: An Introduction. N.Y., G. P. Putnam's Sons, Capricorn Books, 1977, 154 pp., $7.95. As phenomenological philosophy spreads outside the strict confines of philosophy, especially in the American scene, more and more the pressure is placed upon phenomenologists to answer the question: If one is a phenomenologist, just what is it that one does differently (whether it be therapy, research or even simple observation)? While the book under review here does not put all questions to rest, it does go a long way toward answering the initial questions concerning the practice of phenomenology. "Experimental Phenomenlogy" is a theoretically sound prac- tical guide to both understanding and doing phenomenology. It is theoretically sound in part because the author utilizes the "princi- ple of all principles" and brings to the reader's awareness all of the points that are discussed, and he does this descriptively. He uses concrete, easy to understand examples throughout the text (most of which are drawn from the psychology of perception) and he introduces all of the technical phenomenological terms (noesis, noema, reduction, etc.) in terms of the concrete examples under discussion. Moreover, the presentation begins with the simplest examples and

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