Editor's Pick: The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology in its 46th Year. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology

Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology

The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology was new to Routledge in 2014. 

To mark this, the Editor, Dr Ullrich Haase, has created an Editor's Choice collection offering FREE ACCESS to selected articles previously published in the Journal between 1970 and 2014. 

These articles are free to access until 31 December 2015. 

Click on an article below to read in full online.



Editorial to The Editor’s Choice.
Ullrich Haase

In two years’ time, on May the 20th, 2017, the British Society for Phenomenology will celebrate its 50th birthday. Founded in 1967 it gave British philosophers interested in Phenomenology, Existential Philosophy and cognate fields of scientific philosophy a chance to meet and exchange ideas within a philosophical movement that was just about to arrive from the European continent. Phenomenology, as Wolfe Mays points out in the Editorial to this edition, was a bit of an underdog within British academic philosophy at that time and there were not many conferences that allowed such exchanges. The BSP, therefore, began to organise small colloquia and annual conferences in order to fill this gap. In these years the phenomenological movement attracted academics from a variety of different subjects. It was not only philosophers who were interested in the writings of Edmund Husserl, but also philologists who were attracted by the hermeneutical movement arising from Heidegger’s pupils, Hans-Georg Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur, psychologists interested in Piaget, psychoanalysts and psychotherapists who were enthused by Binswanger, Boss and others, and philosophers of science interested in the work of Michael Polanyi, who was at the University of Manchester at the time, just over the road from Wolfe Mays, who would become the Founding Editor of the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology. Click here to read the full Editorial to the Editor's Choice.