This course examines some of the major figures in the phenomenological movement. We begin with an examination of Edmund Husserl’s attempt to establish a “radical” science of phenomenology. The method of phenomenology, the intentionality of consciousness, perception, and the Lebenswelt are among the topics we will consider. We then turn to various reformulations and critiques of Husserl’s conception of Phenomenology in selected works from Heidegger to Derrida. Topics and concepts for discussion will include Being-in-the-world, the nature of consciousness, the lived body, temporality, the priority of otherness and hermeneutics.