Laboratory for Research in Phenomenology and Sciences of the Person – PERSONA
“Enough now of absurd theories. No conceivable theory can make us
err with respect to the principle of all principles: that every originary
presentive intuition is a legitimizing source of cognition, that everything
originarily (so to speak, in its “personal” actuality) offered to us in
“intuition” is to be accepted simply as what it is presented as being, but also
only within the limits in which it is presented there”
Edmund Husserl, Ideas pertaining to a Pure Phenomenology
and to a Phenomenological Philosophy, § 24.
Phenomenology is a philosophical style developed to challenge scepticism about both cognitive and ethical reliability of (ordinary) consciousness or experience, as an indispensable foundation to a human person’s exercise of reason, both cognitive and practical.
Accordingly, its core is the study of objects and structures of consciousness as experienced from the first-person point of view, providing method and rigor to any student willing to live “an examined life”, according to a Socratic standard of clarity, accountability and evidence for one’s beliefs and commitments. As a method of research, it branches into eidetic, axiologic, and experimental phenomenology.