Phenomenology and Human Science Research Today

venerdì, aprile 23, 2010
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Like the Phoenix, the phenomenological movement has been reborn many times from its own ashes during the last century. In the present volume the editors decided to address the rich multiplicity and the fruitful complexity of the phenomenology as a philosophy of thought and as a style of thinking. Contributions from all over the world and from a wide range of disciplines are presented here, along three main axes in which phenomenology can be seen within human science research: theoretical framework, methodological thinking and research practice.We are convinced that the essence of phenomenology can be found in its practice. In this sense, the key question for understand this philosophy is not “what is phenomenology”, but “how to do it.”Phenomenology is a way to educate our vision, to define our posture, to broaden the way we look at the world. That is why phenomenology is not only explicable as a method (or style) for philosophical research, but also as a powerful tool for research in human science.

Acknowledgments
Luigina Mortari and Massimiliano Tarozzi, Phenomenology as Philosophy of Research: An Introductory Essay

Phenomenology as a Method: Concrete Studies
Mia Herskind, Changing a Shared Repertoire in the Kindergarten: A Moving Process
Giancarlo Gola, Narrative Research on Adult’s Informal Learning
Solfrid Vatne, Development of Professional Knowledge in Action: Experiences from an Action Science Design Focusing on “Acknowledging Communication” in Mental Health
Luigina Mortari and Chiara Sità, Analyzing Descriptions of Lived Experience: A Phenomenological Approach

Phenomenological Practice: Methodological Reflections

Scott D. Churchill, Methodological Considerations for Human Science Research in the Wake of Postmodernism: Remembering Our Ground while Envisioning Our Future
Letizia Caronia, Rethinking Post Modernism: On Some Epistemic and Ethical Consequences of the Researcher’s Commitment to Postmodern Constructivism
Joseph J. Tobin, Susanna Mantovani and Chiara Bove, Methodological Issues in Video-Based Research on Immigrant Children and Parents in Early Childhood Settings
Peter Willis and Sally Borbasi, The Ethical Work of Expressive Research: Revealing the Remoralizing Power of Pathic Action

Phenomenology as Theoretical Perspective

Christopher M. Aanstoos, Holism and the Human Sciences
Daniela Verducci, Going through Postmodernity with the Phenomenology of Life
Alan Pope, Metabletics in the Light of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism

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