Tag Archives: phenomenology

Hermeneutics and Education

Bloomsbury have kindly allowed me to share a sample chapter of my newly released book via my institutional repository.  I include a summary of the chapter’s content below, and you can download the chapter and get full citation details here. This … Continue reading

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Agree to Disagree? Let’s not

Recently a colleague offered in conversation that we should agree to disagree.  This led me to some observations about the role of agreement and disagreement in dialogue.  Some conversations involve a sort of perpetual agreement or mutual affirmation.  These are … Continue reading

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Van Manen – an example of anecdote as phenomenology

As I make my morning coffee, I look out of the kitchen window. I see a hummingbird land on the feeder and I smile. And yet, I do not pay much attention. I am kind of sunken in thought as … Continue reading

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This made my day…

The term ‘metaphysical’ has been unfashionable in the twentieth century (and for three centuries before, among empiricists). Heidegger too followed this fashion. But giving metaphysics prissy pseudonyms like ‘conceptual analysis’ or ‘thinking about being’ no more avoids it than calling … Continue reading

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