“ the first in a long series of existential phenomenological thinkers who subjected Freud’s ideas to sustained and sympathetic scrutiny, creating a fertile climate of discussion at the interstices of philosophy and psychotherapy.” (p.130)
Influenced by Dilthey, Freud, Nietzsche, and Henri Bergson
Started exploring mental illness from a phenomenological frame but later strayed into a more biological approach
Notice the two opposing views on phenomenological research. How can one theory have two opposite views? Why do you think this is?
How do you think one’s lifeworld would influence one’s relationships with others? How might a lifeworld promote or hinder positive relationship formation? Do you believe that we all have different lifeworlds?