The Phenomenological Approach to Social Reality: History, Concepts, Problems

2016.08.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alessandro Salice and Hans Bernhard Schmid (eds.), The Phenomenological Approach to Social Reality: History, Concepts, Problems,
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2016.08.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alessandro Salice and Hans Bernhard Schmid (eds.), The Phenomenological Approach to Social Reality: History, Concepts, Problems, Springer, 2016, 379pp., $129.00 (hbk), ISBN 9783319276915. Reviewed by Andrea Staiti, Boston College Alessandro Salice and Hans Bernhard Schmid's volume offers a remarkably cohesive and informative array of essays engaging the views of various phenomenologists on the multifaceted issue of sociality. As the editors explain, this collection is intended to dispel a lurking skepticism among philosophers about "the suitability of phenomenology as an approach to the nature, structure, and perhaps essence of social reality" (1). Such skepticism is motivated by phenomenology's alleged "solipsistic position" (2), and its ensuing inability to describe the social world on its own terms; however, the emergence of debates about the nature of collective intentionality and shared experiences in. . .

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