Edmund Husserl (1859 – 1938)
German Philosopher – Known as the father of Phenomenology, giving weight to the argument for a science of subjective experience as the source of all our knowledge of objective phenomena. Phenomenology is the reflective study of the essence of consciousness as experienced from the first – person point of view. In order to better understand the world of appearances and objects, Phenomenology attempts to identify the invariant features of how objects, or phenomena, are perceived. In doing this Phenomenology sheds light on the way that the assumptions and presuppositions we hold about reality informs and colours the attributions we make about the things that we perceive. Husserl’s Phenomenological slogan – ‘All consciousness is consciousness of something’.