The phenomenological concept against a phenomenological method: the Critical analysis of Medard Boss work with dreams

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Abstract

This small E.T. Gendlin’s work is devoted, apparently, to a private problem – the analysis of dreams. However, on several examples he brings up key questions of methodology of the phenomenological approach in psychotherapy, which carries out the critical analysis of concepts and the modes of work entered into Daseinanalysis psychotherapy by M.Boss and shows that concepts themselves yet do not guarantee use of a phenomenological method which would correspond to its essence. In opposition to the Boss, the author explains the understanding of a phenomenological method and opens substantive provisions of the approach to work with experience.

General Information

Keywords: a phenomenological method, phenomenological concepts, the relation, possibility, interpretation, a dream

Journal rubric: Theory and Methodology

For citation: Gendlin E. The phenomenological concept against a phenomenological method: the Critical analysis of Medard Boss work with dreams. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2009. Vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 130–146. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

References

  1. Boss, Medard. Dreaming and the Dreamed in the Daseinsanalytical Way of Seeing.Trans. Tom Cook.
  2. Boss, Medard. 1958. The Analysis of Dreams. Trans. A.J. Pomerans. New York:Philosophical Library.
  3. Gendlin, Eugene T. 1962. Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning. New York: The Free Press.
  4. Gendlin, Eugene T. 1973. Experiential Phenomenology. In Phenomenology and the Social Sciences, ed. M. Natanson. Evanston: Northwestern University Press.
  5. Heidegger, Martin. 1960. Sein and Zeit. Tьbingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag.

Information About the Authors

Eugene Gendlin, Doctor of Philosophy, American philosopher and psychotherapist, USA

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