Søren Overgaard / Routledge Research in Phenomenology

In the world of phenomenological publishing outlets, there is a new kid on the block: Routledge Research in Phenomenology. This book series – which is edited by Komarine Romdenh-Romluc, David R. Cerbone, and myself – publishes volumes that relate phenomenological arguments and ideas to a broader range of current philosophical problems. It also offers more historically informed studies of themes and figures from the phenomenological tradition, with the aim to be a rich resource of new ideas and approaches that promise to enliven contemporary debates. Clearly written and rigorously argued, these books ensure accessibility to a broad philosophical audience and to theorists working in other disciplines.

The volumes published so far have addressed such issues as the phenomenology of sociality, of thought, and the relation between phenomenology and philosophy of mind. Volume five of the series has just been published. It is edited by Komarine Romdenh-Romluc, and dedicated to the relation between Merleau-Ponty and Wittgenstein. This volume is the first to contain chapters by all three series editors, and in my own contribution I explore Merleau-Ponty’s and Wittgenstein’s perspectives on mindreading. (If you wonder what those perspectives are, the paper is available on my academia.edu page.)

Three further volumes are in the pipeline: A monograph by Sopie Loidolt on Hannah Arendt’s ‘phenomenology of plurality’, an edited collection exploring pragmatist themes in both classical and contemporary phenomenology (edited by Ondrej Svec and Jakub Capek), and a monograph by Jack Reynolds on phenomenology and naturalism.

Find out more about the series here.

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