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Inventing Philosophy's Other: Phenomenology in America
by Jonathan Strassfeld
University of Chicago Press, 2022
eISBN: 978-0-226-82158-0 | Cloth: 978-0-226-82157-3 | Paper: 978-0-226-82159-7
Library of Congress Classification B829.5.S754 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 142.7

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The history of phenomenology, and its absence, in American philosophy.

Phenomenology and so-called “continental philosophy” receive scant attention in most American philosophy departments, despite their foundational influence on intellectual movements such as existentialism, post-structuralism, and deconstruction. In Inventing Philosophy’s Other, Jonathan Strassfeld explores this absence, revealing how everyday institutional practices played a determinative role in the development of twentieth-century academic discourse.

Conventional wisdom holds that phenomenology’s absence from the philosophical mainstream in the United States reflects its obscurity or even irrelevance to America’s philosophical traditions. Strassfeld refutes this story as he traces phenomenology’s reception in America, delivering the first systematic historical study of the movement in the United States. He examines the lives and works of Marjorie Grene, Alfred Schütz, Hubert Dreyfus, and Iris Marion Young, among others, while also providing a fresh introduction to phenomenological philosophy.

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