Philosophy of Mind: Consciousness
Phenomenology Paper Topics (Due Friday, May 3. 2-3 pages typed.
Select ONE question from I, then answer II.
I. Definitions and conceptual framework
1. What is the difference between the “natural attitude” and “phenomenological
2. What is a “transcendental ego?” How is it different from
an “empirical ego?”
3. In what way is a phenomenological “field of consciousness”
NOT the same thing as psychology?
4. In what way is phenomenological analyses “more basic” than
natural scientific method?
II. Relation to consciousness studies
Given what you said in I, explain briefly how the phenomenological approach
differs from the natural scientific approaches to consciousness.
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