A website dedicated to providing resources focusing on the intersection of phenomenology and cognitive science.
http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu/pcs/pcs.html [page consultée le 2000-09-06]
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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.
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