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Here’s my thinking (finally) for the critical phenomenology with Briankle:
Problem 1: what’s the difference between epistemology (ways of knowing) and phenomenology (consciousness)?
Problem 2: the role of perception. How is perception articulated/understood within these two fields?


I like Labio’s book on aesthetic epistemology (he’s assigned to for COM660).
“Phenomenology.” Translated by C. V. Salmon. The Encyclopaedia Britannica, 14th ed. vol. 17 (1929), 699-702. is recommended as “one of the best of Husserl’s short works.”
Then, perhaps the Logical Investigations? Probably the longer version?
The two texts for Anthropology of Consciousness might fit in, somehow: Why God Won’t Go Away and (less sure of this one) Vasistha’s Yoga, but only because it seems more methodological – a “how to” rather than a “why”. We’ll see. ­čÖé
From Husserl to….Heidegger? I have reservations about him. I know his thinking is important. And, I’m not sure I want to promote the thinking (however insightful) of someone who was an active Nazi.
Briankle mentioned Schuyler but I can’t pinpoint any works – need more directioin to check him out.
What about Hegel? Not critical? (Briankle didn’t mention him.) Phenomenology of Mind. He also wrote which might compliment Enoch’s insistence on spirituality as the foundation of knowledge.
Finally (as if this isn’t plenty!) –
Merleau-Ponty? For instance, Phenomenology of Perception.
This reference page on Husserl is awesome, btw! And this one on Hegel.

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