PHL 500 Experimental Phenomenology, 3 credits

Participants in this course will study the phenomenological method as introduced and practiced by Edmund Husserl, and as taken up by Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and other major contributors to the phenomenological tradition. In addition to studying the theory behind phenomenology, students in this course will also do phenomenology in a laboratory/workshop environment. In this way, participants will come to a better understanding of how they see the world, learn to adopt practices that will challenge their own preconceptions of reality, knowledge and human interactions (as well as the preconceptions of others), and thus enable them to bring a creativity of vision and flexibility of approach to management.