A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism is a complete guide to two of the dominant movements of philosophy in the twentieth century.
- Written by a team of leading scholars, including Dagfinn Føllesdal, J. N. Mohanty, Robert Solomon, Jean-Luc Marion
- Highlights the area of overlap between the two movements
- Features longer essays discussing each of the main schools of thought, shorter essays introducing prominent themes, and problem-oriented chapters
- Organised topically, around concepts such as temporality, intentionality, death and nihilism
- Features essays on unusual subjects, such as medicine, the emotions, artificial intelligence, and environmental philosophy
From the Back Cover
A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism is a complete guide to two of the dominant movements of philosophy in the twentieth century. Comprising a series of original essays written by leading scholars, it highlights the approaches, styles, and problems common to the broad range of philosophers included under the banners of phenomenology and existentialism.
The volume features three types of entry: longer essays discussing each of the main schools of thought; shorter essays introducing prominent themes and concepts, such as temporality, death, and nihilism; and problem-oriented chapters discussing important phenomenological and existential approaches to the central questions that have preoccupied each of these traditions. The essays cover both mainstream and less usual topics, such as medicine, the emotions, artificial intelligence, and environmental philosophy.
About the Author
Hubert L. Dreyfus is Professor of Philosophy in the Graduate School at the University of California at Berkeley. His publications include On the Internet (2001), What Computers (Still) Can’t Do (Third Edition, 1992), Being-in-the-World: A Commentary on Division I of Heidegger’s Being and Time (1991), and Mind over Machine: The Power of Human Intuition and Expertise in the Era of the Computer (with Stuart Dreyfus, 1987).
Mark A. Wrathall is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Brigham Young University. He is the editor of Religion after Metaphysics (2003), Heidegger Re-examined (with Hubert L. Dreyfus, 2002), Heidegger, Authenticity, and Modernity (with Jeff Malpas, 2000), Heidegger, Coping, and Cognitive Science (with Jeff Malpas, 2000), and Appropriating Heidegger (with James Falconer, 2000).
Hubert L. Dreyfus and Mark A. Wrathall are also the joint editors of A Companion to Heidegger (Blackwell, 2005).