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08/02/12

Permalink 11:41:00 pm, by Brandon Norgaard Email , 1149 words   English (US)
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Skepticism: What do We Know? What Can We Know?

Skepticism is a very important concept in epistemology, and it comes in different forms. In general, skepticism refers to a questioning attitude and having doubt regarding ideas that are often taken for granted. There are countless areas of inquiry in… more »
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07/25/12

Permalink 11:06:00 pm, by Brandon Norgaard Email , 420 words   English (US)
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Phenomenology: Past, Present, and Future

I believe that phenomenology, which can be concisely defined as the study of the structure of subjective experience and consciousness, is very important for anyone who wants to find answers to the great questions of life. It is unfortunate that this di… more »
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07/19/12

Permalink 11:28:00 pm, by Brandon Norgaard Email , 3276 words   English (US)
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An Example of the Modern Phenomenological Method in Use

This post is the conclusion of the series on phenomenology. The previous post explained my version of the Modern Phenomenological Method (MPhM). Today's post provides an example of this method in use. In this example, the methodology outlined in last… more »
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07/11/12

Permalink 10:16:00 pm, by Brandon Norgaard Email , 2747 words   English (US)
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A Methodology for Modern Phenomenology

This post continues the series on phenomenology. The previous post in this series was on the problems with traditional phenomenology. Today's post is the most important in the series because it explains the Modern Phenomenological Method, which is abb… more »
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07/04/12

Permalink 10:46:00 pm, by Brandon Norgaard Email , 1825 words   English (US)
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The Problems with Traditional Phenomenology

This post continues the series on phenomenology. The previous post in this series was on the developments in phenomenology after Edmund Husserl. Today's post explains some of the problems with the traditional way of doing phenomenology. I'll star… more »
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06/20/12

Permalink 09:10:00 pm, by Brandon Norgaard Email , 908 words   English (US)
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Phenomenology After Edmund Husserl

This post continues the series on phenomenology. The previous post in this series was on Edmund Husserl's contributions to phenomenology. Today's post is on some of the major phenomenologists who came after Husserl and were influenced by him. Mar… more »
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06/06/12

Permalink 08:58:00 pm, by Brandon Norgaard Email , 870 words   English (US)
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Edmund Husserl's Contributions to Phenomenology

This post continues the series on phenomenology. The previous post in this series was on phenomenology prior to the twentieth century. In the early Twentieth Century, Edmund Husserl sought a new way to understand reality that could be more comprehen… more »
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05/23/12

Permalink 11:09:00 pm, by Brandon Norgaard Email , 554 words   English (US)
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Phenomenology Prior to the Twentieth Century

Two weeks ago, I wrote a post about the relationship between science and phenomenology. This post is the first in a series that explores the history of phenomenology. Just to recap, phenomenology is a branch of philosophy that involves the first p… more »
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05/10/12

Permalink 10:36:00 pm, by Brandon Norgaard Email , 806 words   English (US)
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Science versus Phenomenology

We all want to know the truth about the world and about ourselves. We all want to know what is the nature of reality and what is our place in it. Among the many systems of knowledge formation that have tried to answer these important questions, modern… more »
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04/19/12

Permalink 10:15:00 pm, by Brandon Norgaard Email , 703 words   English (US)
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The Formation of Knowledge over the Course of Human Development

When a person is born, their mind is not a blank slate because humans do have certain innate knowledge that is determined by DNA, but nearly all knowledge that a full grown adult has was gained from experience over the course of their life. Early in li… more »
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