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From the beginning, phenomenology has been a focal point in Karl Alber’s programme, not only dealing with classical topics and authors, but also opening up new fields and interdisciplinary research perspectives, e.g. phenomenology and cognitive sciences, phenomenological anthropology, new phenomenology, phenomenology of life, etc.


Jakub Čapek, Sophie Loidolt, Alessandro Salice, Alexander Schnell, Claudia Serban

Untill 2001 edited by Karl-Heinz Lembeck, Ernst Wolfgang Orth und Hans Rainer Sepp. 2006 bis 2021 herausgegeben von Jean-Luc Marion, Marco M. Olivetti and Walter Schweidler.

The editors understand phenomenology as a systematic discipline that provides important impulses in contemporary philosophical debates as well as in other disciplines. Their different approaches can be understood by recourse to a common tradition that has become increasingly differentiated in the constant work on “things themselves”. The “Phenomenology Series” represents this tradition in its entire breadth and theoretical diversity as well as in its current formations and further developments. The languages of the series are German, English and French.

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New Phenomenology

Published by the Society for New Phenomenology, contact: Michael Großheim

The New Phenomenology is concerned with phenomenologically demonstrating “man’s reflection on his finding himself in his environment” (Hermann Schmitz).

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Schriftenreihe der DGAP (German Society for Analytical Psychology)

Edited by Thomas Fuchs, Thiemo Breyer, Boris Wandruszka, Stefano Micali

Phenomenology can be regarded as the basic science of subjective experience. It examines its central structures, especially intentionality, corporeality, temporality and intersubjectivity, in order to arrive at insights into the basic forms of human experience in health and illness. Going beyond the subject/object divide, their attention is focused on the indissoluble connection between subjectivity and experience of the world. For psychiatry, this means that being mentally ill is neither seen as a purely objective event that can be localised in the brain nor attributed to a hidden “inner space” of the psychic. Rather, mental illness manifests itself in experience as well as in bodily appearance and behaviour, in the temporality of life, in relationships to others, in short: in the entire being-in-the-world of the sick person.

The DGAP series presents research contributions in which phenomenological approaches are further developed in anthropology, psychiatry and psychotherapy.

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Eugen Fink Complete Edition

Edited by Annette Hilt, Cathrin Nielsen, Alexander Schnell, Hans Rainer Sepp, Holger Zaborowski

This text-critical edition includes all the works published by Eugen Fink himself as well as the writings of his extensive literary estate, most of which are still unpublished.

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Edited by Alfred Denker, Holger Zaborowski

The yearbook is devoted to the thought and person of Martin Heidegger, one of the most important and controversial philosophers of the 20th century, from various perspectives.

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Seele, Existenz, Leben

This life-phenomenologically oriented series aims to analyse all modes of appearance as they result from the basic affective and cultural constitution of the human being.

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