PHENOMENOLOGY: Assorted Definitions now. Sorted Associations later.

  • Phenomenology:

  1. A philosophy or method of inquiry based on the premise that reality consists of objects and events as they are perceived or understood in human consciousness and not of anything independent of human consciousness.

phe·nom’e·no·log’i·cal (-nə-lŏj’ĭ-kəl) adj., phe·nom’e·no·log’i·cal·ly adv., phe·nom’e·nol’o·gist n.

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Medical Dictionary

Main Entry: phe·nom·e·nol·o·gy

: the way in which one perceives and interprets events and one’s relationship to them in contrast both to one’s objective responses to stimuli and to any inferred unconsciousmotivation for one’s behavior; also : a psychology based on the theory that phenomenology determines behavior —phe·nom·e·no·log·i·cal/fi-“näm-&n-&l-‘äj-i-k&l/ adjective

Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc. phenomenology. Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary. Merriam-Webster, Inc.


About cauleen

Cauleen Smith is a native Californian who has had the privilege of living in Austin, Texas, Boston, Massachusetts, Emeryville, and San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles in California. She finds herself now happily settled in Chicago, IL where she makes stuff with an emphasis on the moving image, sound, and outer space.
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