Traditionally phenomenology has been conceived of as the practice of carefully describing the appearances of things in their givenness, without drawing on metaphysical, scientific, or other explanatory preconceptions. However, in recent years a movement has arisen which holds that phenomenology is not merely descriptive in nature, but also an activity of engaged critique comprised of the ongoing questioning of concrete situations, institutions, and assumptions that structure lived experience. Critical phenomenology therefore often interrogates social phenomena and political structures, as well as the limits and challenges of phenomenological inquiry itself.
BTTTT! invites those engaged with this turn in phenomenology to generate original descriptions of the life-world that reflect this critical sensibility. What we want →