Original Articles

The Continuation of Phenomenology: A Fifth Period?

Published in: Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology
Volume 1, issue 1, 2001 , pages: 1–7
DOI: 10.1080/20797222.2001.11433856


In this article, the author takes a reflective look at the past, present and future of phenomenology in a kind of Presidential ‘state of the science’ approach. The Encyclopedia of Phenomenology acts as the authoritative positional backdrop for this ground-breaking paper. Embree isolates several recognizable ‘stages’ in the development of phenomenology, and ponders whether its current growth (and permutations) is not leading us into a new stage. If so, this has implications for the way phenomenologically oriented scholars and philosophers approach their discipline.

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