Ihde Illusions SG

Ihde Illusions SG - Chapter Four: Illusions and...

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Chapter Four: Illusions and Multi-Stable Phenomena Prior to this chapter the author (Ihde) has already introduced many of the terms that will probably be new to you. Be sure to consult the study guide as you go. Phenomenologists create a lot of new terms in order to make the points they need to make and as you begin to understand phenomenology you’ll also begin to understand why the new terminology can be helpful. In the first few pages Ihde is just making some comments to contextualize the largely black and white illustrations or figures he will present later. He wants to acknowledge that real everyday life examples are indeed more involved but that the illustrations he is going to give us will help us see better how phenomenology works. Read through these pages to get what you can and then move on to the example. What do the following terms mean for phenomenologists? Epoché: a word that refers to the suspension of already accepted understandings of things, any generalizations or explanations that might take us away from focusing on what is actually experienced in the experience itself Noema: a word that refers to that which is experienced in experience (the what of
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