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Philosophy Talk: The Phenomenology of Lived Experience

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We know about the world through experience. But how do we know about experience itself?

Phenomenology is the philosophical study of experience and consciousness, performed by philosophers ranging from Sartre and Heidegger to contemporary analytic philosophers of mind. But what methods do phenomenologists use to study the mind and experience in general? How can phenomenology help us understand a range of human experiences from agency to awe? And why does neuroscience and cognitive science need phenomenology? John and Ken learn what it’s like to talk to Shaun Gallagher from the University of Memphis, author of How the Body Shapes the Mind.

Join the conversation LIVE this Sunday 4/23 at 10 am by calling 1-800-525-9917 or catch the re-broadcast Tuesday 4/25 at 12 noon.