Peter ReynaertJef Verschueren
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Phenomenology in its present-day sense refers to a philosophical method for the rigorous investigation of subjectively experienced ‘phenomena’. Every object of direct intuition or original experience counts as a genuine phenomenon to be investigated. Although phenomenology has a profound respect for the data of experience, it is not another positivism or empiricism. Since direct intuition or original experience are not confined to sense-perception, phenomenology accepts a reality beyond the realm of sensory experience, such as ideal logical and mathematical objects and ethical values. Phenomenology takes the entire field of intuitive, conscious acts with their correlated experienced objects as its starting point.

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