In A. V. Afonso (ed.), Consciousness, Society and Values. Indian Institute of Advanced Study. pp. 129-146 (2006)

Koshy Tharakan
Goa University
With the advent of Postmodernism, the recent discussions in Continental thought has called into question the philosophy of the Subject, particularly the Cartesian “cogito” and the related method of reflection. One of the important ramifications of these questioning of the reflective subject is to do with the phenomenological doctrine of intentionality of consciousness. Recently, David Carr, himself a phenomenologist, has advanced a serious objection to the phenomenological approach to social reality. In what follows, I will be attempting a defence of phenomenology against criticisms like Carr’s.
Keywords Intentionality, Phenomenology of the Social World, Philosophy of Social Science  Husserl, David Carr
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