I have learned, from a now forty-plus-year history of published books, that if one accepts the title of ‘phenomenologist’ prices have to be paid, as previously noted. These tolls are of two main types. The first is what I would call a misunderstanding toll and arises from early criticisms of phenomenology. For example, phenomenology is usually thought to be a subjectivist philosophy. Another criticism is usually thought to take as evidence , or its knowledge base, that which is ‘intuitively given’, and that it is associated with a form of naïve realism. And a third criticism is that because it is subjectivist and presumably rests on intuitive experience, its method is believed to be ‘introspective.’

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Ihde, D. (2016). Husserl’s missing technologies. New York: Fordham University Press.