The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Phemelogy presents twenty-eight essays by some of the leading figures in the field, and gives an authoritative overview of the type of work and range of topics found and discussed in contemporary phemelogy. The essays aim to articulate and develop original theoretical perspectives. Some of them are concerned with issues and questions typical and distinctive of phemelogical philosophy, while others address questions familiar to analytic philosophers, but do so with arguments and ideas taken from phemelogy. Some offer detailed analyses of concrete phemena; others take a more comprehensive perspective and seek to outline and motivate the future direction of phemelogy. The handbook will be a rich source of insight and stimulation for philosophers, students of philosophy, and for people working in other disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, who are interested in the state of phemelogy today. It is the definitive guide to what is currently going on in phemelogy. It includes discussions of such diverse topics as intentionality, embodiment, perception, naturalism, temporality, self-consciousness, language, kwledge, ethics, politics, art and religion, and will make it clear that phemelogy, far from being a tradition of the past, is alive and in a position to make valuable contributions to contemporary thought.
Dan Zahavi is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Copenhagen, Director of the Center for Subjectivity Research, and co-editor in chief of the journal Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. He is past president of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology (2001-2007). His publications include Husserl und die transzendentale Intersubjektivitat (1996), Self-awareness and Alterity (1999), Husserl's Phenomenology (2003), Subjectivity and Selfhood (2005), Phanomenologie fur Einsteiger (2007), and The Phenomenological Mind (with Shaun Gallagher) (2008).