Phenomenology refers to a cluster of approaches to philosophical and sociological enquiry and to the study of art, deriving from the work of the German philosopher Edmund Husserl (1859–1938). The diversity of approaches that have been described as phenomenology, not least in Husserl’s own work (which continually changed and developed over his career), means that… Read More Phenomenology

Philosophical Influences on Poststructuralism

Unlike structuralism that derived from linguistics, poststructuralism owes its origin to philosophy, which as a discipline, always tends to emphasise the difficulty in achieving complete and secure knowledge about things. This point is encapsulated in Nietzsche’s famous remark: “There are no facts, only interpretations! Poststructuralism inherits the sceptical nature of philosophy that undercuts and questions… Read More Philosophical Influences on Poststructuralism