Hans Pedersen, Department of Philosophy, published a book titled Horizons of Authenticity in Phenomenology, Existentialism, and Moral Psychology (Springer, 2015), co-edited with Megan Altman.
This volume centers on the exploration of the ways in which the
canonical texts and thinkers of the phenomenological and existential
tradition can be utilized to address contemporary, concrete
philosophical issues. In particular, the included essays address the
key facets of the work of Charles Guignon, and, as such, honor and extend
his thought and approach to philosophy. To this end, the four main
sections of the volume deal with the question of authenticity, i.e., what
it means to be an authentic person, the ways in which the
phenomenological and existential traditions can impact the sciences, how
best to understand the fact of human mortality, and, finally, the ways
philosophical reflection can help address current questions of value.
The volume is designed primarily to serve as a secondary resource for
students and specialists interested in rediscovering the practical
application of existential and phenomenological thought. The collection
of scholarly essays, then, could be used in conjunction with some of the
more recent scholarship concerning the practical value of philosophy.
Along with contributing to previous scholarship, the essays in this
proposed volume attempt to update and expand the scope of
phenomenological and existential inquiry.
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