John J. Drummond

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I What can phenomenology tell us about the feelings and emotions? Many things, apparently, since there are any number of very different views advanced by phenomenologists as diverse as Brentano, Husserl, Heidegger, Scheler, Sartre, and so forth. This paper shall sketch a phenomenological view indebted most directly to Husserl. My concern, however, is not to(More)
Not only do we praise those who combat injustice and poverty, we commend those whose sense of indignation alerts them to injustice or whose sense of compassion reveals the pain of another’s misfortune. On the other hand, we blame not only those who slaughter innocents or wield power tyrannically or appropriate wealth unjustly but also those who fail to be(More)
Ontologie ist nur als Phänomenologie möglich. David W oodruff Smith's Husserl (2007) sculpts Husserl, along with Aristotle and Kant, on the Mount Rushmore of 1 W estern philosophy. He does so because all three were great systematic philosophers whose systems radically changed and improved earlier ones (5). Smith says, " Integrating theories in logic,(More)
Perceptual life is in constant flux. In normal vision, for example, we continually redirect our gaze within the object. We investigate its various views and visually explore it details. As we do so, we retain in our experience past views, and these together with the present view condition our sense of what to expect in the object as our experience continues(More)
Intentionality is most broadly characterized as mind’s directedness upon something. This broad characterization accords with our sense of the mind’s “openness to the world,” as Tim Crane (2008) puts it, or of the mind’s self-transcendence in apprehending an object, as a phenomenologist might put it. Such language captures the ordinary belief that one is(More)
The resurgence of interest in virtue ethics can be traced to the late 1950s and to the work of Elizabeth Anscombe and Philippa Foot. On Anscombe's view, both deontologism and consequentialism are guilty of judging the " rightness " or " wrongness " of actions on the model of rendering a verdict based on one's understanding of the law and of an agent's(More)
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