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Naturalized Phenomenology: A Desideratum or a Category Mistake?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 April 2013

Dan Zahavi*
Affiliation:
University of Copenhagendza@hum.ku.dk

Abstract

If we want to assess whether or not a naturalized phenomenology is a desideratum or a category mistake, we need to be clear on precisely what notion of phenomenology and what notion of naturalization we have in mind. In the article I distinguish various notions, and after criticizing one type of naturalized phenomenology, I sketch two alternative takes on what a naturalized phenomenology might amount to and propose that our appraisal of the desirability of such naturalization should be more positive, if we opt for one or both of the latter alternatives.

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