The Geography of the Phenomenological Movement

  • Herbert Spiegelberg
Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 5/6)


The purpose of this chapter is no longer what it was in the earlier editions, where I tried to survey “the wider scene” of the Movement in depth on a world-wide scale. What follows will be merely a surface map showing the place of phenomenology in today’s philosophical world. Less than ever am I in the position to appraise by myself the sprawling outreach of the Movement, especially at its periphery. Nevertheless, the preceding more intensive studies on the core of the Movement would be incomplete if I did not mention the state of the Movement in its surrounding zones.


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