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Direct perception, inter-subjectivity and social cognition: why phenomenology is a necessary but not sufficient condition

Reynolds, Jack 2015, Direct perception, inter-subjectivity and social cognition: why phenomenology is a necessary but not sufficient conditionNew yearbook for phenomenology and phenomenological philosophy, Routledge, London, Eng., pp.333-354.

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Title Direct perception, inter-subjectivity and social cognition: why phenomenology is a necessary but not sufficient condition
Author(s) Reynolds, Jack
Title of book New yearbook for phenomenology and phenomenological philosophy
Publication date 2015
Series Religion, war and the crisis of modernity a special issue dedicated to the philosophy of Jan Patočka; v.14
Chapter number 18
Total chapters 19
Start page 333
End page 354
Total pages 20
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication London, Eng.
Keyword(s) phenomenology
intersubjectivity
perception
Sartre
social cognition
Gallagher
direct perception
Summary In this paper I argue that many of the core phenomenological insights, including the emphasis on direct perception, are a necessary but not sufficient condition for an adequate account of inter-subjectivity today. I take it that an adequate account of inter-subjectivity must involve substantial interaction with empirical studies, notwithstanding the putative methodological differences between phenomenological description and scientific explanation. As such, I will need to explicate what kind of phenomenology survives, and indeed, thrives, in a milieu that necessitates engagement with the relevant sciences, albeit not necessarily deference to them. There will be two central aims to this paper: 1. to defend the centrality and vitality of phenomenological treatments of inter-subjectivity via a consideration of some remarks in Sartre - which I do think possess a non-trivial unity amongst the various interlocutors - and the manner in which they in fact serve to provide the basis for a better explanation of an array of empirical data than existing inferentialist or mindreading accounts of social cognition (notably Theory Theory, Simulation Theory, and hybrid versions); 2. to offer the methodological resources for renewing phenomenology in a manner that acknowledges ostensibly non-phenomenological moments in theory production - which involve explanation, inference to the best explanation, etc. - but does not abandon phenomenology for all that, allowing it to be simply absorbed into empirical explanation or other forms of philosophical analysis without remainder.
ISBN 9781138923966
ISSN 1533-7472
Language eng
Field of Research 220310 Phenomenology
Socio Economic Objective 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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