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  • This website is dedicated to providing resources focusing on the intersection of phenomenology and the cognitive sciences.

    Statement of purpose: The set of resources provided or referenced here includes

  • theoretical explorations of possible relations between phenomenology and cognitive science
  • practical and applied research that employs phenomenological resources in cognitive science
  • materials to support teaching and research in this area
  • updates on publications, conferences, and other related projects
  • Phenomenology is here understood as a philosophical discipline and method in the tradition started by Edmund Husserl, and including the work of Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and numerous others. Recent attempts to integrate this notion of phenomenology with research in the cognitive sciences have aimed to provide a naturalistic framework for the analysis of experience. Although this contrasts with the antinaturalistic orientation of Husserlian phenomenology, these approaches make important use of Husserlian methodologies and insights. The work of Merleau-Ponty, who employed the results of psychological and neurological research in his phenomenological philosophy, represents a good model for this integration, which often emphasizes an embodied or enactive approach. The various groups mentioned on this site are interested in developing approaches to naturalized phenomenology, neurophenomenology, and communication between the continental phenomenological tradition, analytic philosophy of mind, and the empirical sciences.