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Neurophenoménology et cognitive sciences

A website dedicated to providing resources focusing on the intersection of phenomenology and cognitive science.

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Statement of purpose: The set of resources provided here includes
theoretical explorations of the possible relations between phenomenology and cognitive science practical and applied research that employs phenomenological resources in cognitive science materials to support teaching and research in this area
Phenomenology is understood as a philosophical discipline and method in the tradition started by Edmund Husserl, and including the work of Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and numerous others. Emphasis is placed on embodied or enactive approaches.

The motivation for creating this page came from a meeting that took place in September 1999 at the Fetzer Institute. Evan Thompson (Philosophy, York University, Toronto) organized an international and interdisciplinarygroup of researchers to discuss how various methodologies in phenomenology and cognitive science can address the philosophical issue of intersubjectivity. For more information on this meeting.

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Neurophenomenology, a term coined by Francisco Varela, proposes an explicitly naturalized account of consciousness or experience on the basis of two complementary sources: phenomenological analysis and cognitive neuroscience. Neurophenomenology takes seriously the importance of examining experience in first-person descriptions.

According to neurophenomenology lived experience and its natural biological basis are linked by mutual constraints provided by their respective descriptions (Varela, 1996). </TD
For more complete explanations and applications, see especially:

Varela, Francisco .J. 1996. "Neurophenomenology: A Methodological Remedy for the Hard Problem," Journal of Consciousness Studies. 3 (4): 330-349

Varela, Francisco. (preprint). The Specious Present : A Neurophenomenology of Time Consciousness. To appear in: J.Petitot, F.J.Varela, J.-M. Roy, B.Pachoud and (Eds.), Naturalizing Phenomenology: Issues in Contemporary Phenomenology and Cognitive Science, Stanford: Stanford University Press (1999, in press)

Gallagher, Shaun. 1997. "~gallaghr/gall97.html"Mutual Enlightenment: Recent Phenomenology in Cognitive Science," Journal of Consciousness Studies 4, No. 3: 195-214.

Thompson, Evan, Alva Noë and Luiz Pessoa. 2000. Perceptual completion: A case study in phenomenology and cognitive science. Forthcoming in: J. Petitot, J-M Roy, B. Pachoud, & F.J. Varela (eds.), Naturalizing Phenomenology: Issues in Contemporary Phenomenology and Cognitive Science (Stanford University Press).

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Hut, Piet., 1999. Exploring Actuality through Experiment and Experience, in Toward a Science of Consciousness III, eds. S.R. Hameroff, A.W. Kaszniak, and D.J. Chalmers (Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Press), pp. 391-405. "" [page consultée le 2000-09-08]