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    practiced phenomenology in their studies of the states of perception, thought, and imagination. William James also used phenomenology when appraising kinds of mental activity. Throughout history phenomenology have been use is various contents but was not given a name. Edmund Husserl gave phenomenology a name and life. Husserl and three other phenomenologists, Heidegger, Sartre, and Merleau-Ponty, discovered different conceptions, different methods, and different results of phenomenology. The Encyclopedia of Phenomenology notes seven types of phenomenology: 1) Transcendental constitutive phenomenology, 2) Naturalistic constitutive phenomenology, 3) Existential phenomenology, 4) Generative historicist phenomenology, 5) Genetic phenomenology, 6) Hermeneutical phenomenology and 7) Realistic phenomenology. Husserl defined phenomenology as “the science of the essence of consciousness”. Husserl considered the phenomenology approach to be “explicitly in the first person point of view” (Smith & Zalta, 2016). As time passed various philosophers continued to debate over the proper characterization of phenomenology and its results and methods. For example, Martin Heidegger who studied Husserl 's early writings and worked as Husserl assisted in 1916, had his own ideas about phenomenology. Heidegger believe that people and their activities are always “in the world and our being is being-in-the-world, so we do not study our activities by bracketing the world” (Smith & Zalta, 2016).…

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    to the standards of formal analysis. Seeing was not understood as an isolated process, but rather embedded in the “body”, in a physical process and its physical environment. Merleau-Ponty develops on the basis of Husserl 's phenomenology a philosophy of consciousness in its own right with intersubjective transcendence of the "I" at its center. His philosophy of subjectivity differs from other theories of consciousness in respect that it allows consciousness to maintain something conceptually…

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    upon deaf ears. This split with the tradition led him to a disagreement with his old master Edmund Husserl concerning the interpretation of Phenomenology. Heidegger’s reformation of phenomenology led him to reject Husserl’s notion of a transcendental ego’s relationship to objects with a more fundamental understanding; the interpretation of Dasein’s relationship…

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    1.1.1.1 Phenomenology Phenomenology is a research philosophy that is involved with exploring and understanding the lived experience of individuals, through focusing on a particular experiential perspective (Finlay, 2012; Savin-Baden & Major, 2013). The lived experience of an individual is revealed by how one perceives and makes sense of an event, process or object (Finlay, 2012). The approach has its origins in the work of Husserl, who emphasises the importance and relevance of focusing on…

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    The theory of mind explains how intersubjectivity works. It explains how we think about the minds of others. Theory of mind says that your mind is separate from my mind so that you develop this capacity and think about your relation to it. Your able to connect to through analogies. The interactive theory argues that that mind is on an interactive process. That you don't have a mind until social interaction. Such interaction gives you a deeper sense of how you're experiencing the world. For…

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    Nature In King Lear

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    The Tragedy of King Lear has been a great source of cogitation over the many years since it was written by William Shakespeare. Such thinking may be at variance with or derive from a legion of other interpretations. In Act 2 Scene 4 we find Lear in ultimate dismay at the betrayal Regan and Cornwall have exhibited to him. Through their treatment of Kent, by putting him in the stocks, Lear takes personal offence claiming “Tis worse than murder.” Order v disorder is apparent within the positions…

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    Power is the ability to manipulate and control what one desires; it is convincing someone to do something without asking authority, but it also has a positive connotation with favourable characteristics to support it. Shakespeare uses these characteristics to contrast between the moral and the corrupt. However in “King Lear” there is a prominent aspect of power that corrupts the characters foreshadowing their death. Goneril and Regan are corrupted by the power given by their father Lear and…

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    Unknowingly spited by his illegitimate brother Edmund, he is too quick to trust in Edmund in which leaves Edgar fighting for his life out in the storm as the mad character poor Tom. Unlike Lear, whom unintentionally becomes crazy, Edgar chooses to wear this disguise in order to hide from his father Gloucester and the kingdom in which believes that Edgar is plotting to kill his father. Insert quote here explaining disquise and rationale. Summarazie edgars disguise and purpose. Importance of the…

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    Although characters such as Lear and Cordelia did not deserve to die, they served as symbolic sacrifices and the blame for their deaths were at the hands of Regan and Goneril. With the urgency for power, the sisters thought they could work together to overthrow their father’s wishes to divide his kingdom. Regan was true to her nature throughout the play and did not change even when she was placed in different circumstances. She showed no sympathy for anyone, including her family. Her…

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    unfair of King Lear to treat her the way he did. (A2S4 224-226)On the other hand, Goneril and Regan did not have to feel indebted to their father for giving them his land. They did not have to censor their thoughts or endure something they should not have all because they inherited his throne. Some events were not as useful in the development of Lear as others such as the family feud between Gloucester, Edgar and Edmund and the love triangle that was going on between Edmund, Goneril and Regan…

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