In recent years phenomenology has become a resource for reflecting on political questions. While much of this discussion has primarily focused on the ways in which phenomenology can help reformulate central concepts in political theory, the chapters in this volume ask in a methodological and systematic way how phenomenology can connect first-person experience with normative principles in political philosophy. The chapters are divided into three thematic sections. Part I covers the phenomenology of political experience. The chapters in this section focus on a variety of experiences that we come across in political practice. The chapters in Part II address the phenomenology of political ontology by examining the constitution of the realm of the political. Finally, Part III analyzes the phenomenology of political episteme in which our political world is grounded. Political Phenomenology will be of interest to researchers working on phenomenology, Continental philosophy, and political theory.

chapter 1|14 pages

Three Types of Political Phenomenology

ByThomas Bedorf, Steffen Herrmann

part Part I|104 pages

Phenomenology of Political Experiences

chapter 2|15 pages

Dialectical Praxis and the Decolonial Struggle

Sartre and Fanon’s Contributions to Political Phenomenology
ByRobert Bernasconi

chapter 3|20 pages

The Normative Force of Suffered Violence

ByPascal Delhom

chapter 4|19 pages

A Political Grammar of Feelings

Thinking the Political Through Sensitivity and Sentimentality
ByBrigitte Bargetz

chapter 5|27 pages

Being Concerned

For a Political Rehabilitation of an Unwelcome Affect
ByEmmanuel Alloa, Florian Grosser

chapter 6|21 pages

The Shimmering Phenomenon of Clandestinity

Political Phenomenology Beside Appearing and Vanishing
ByAndreas Oberprantacher

part Part II|117 pages

Phenomenology of Political Ontology

chapter 7|31 pages

Husserl and the Political

A Phenomenological Confrontation With Carl Schmitt and Alexandre Kojève
ByBettina Bergo

chapter 8|13 pages

Rethinking the Politics of Post-Truth With Hannah Arendt

ByLinda M. G. Zerilli

chapter 10|9 pages

Democracy and Terror

Toward a Phenomenology of (Dis-)Embodiment 1
ByJacob Rogozinski

chapter 11|18 pages

The Power of Public Assemblies

Democratic Politics Following Butler and Arendt
ByGerhard Thonhauser

chapter 12|16 pages

The Matter of the Other

ByDebra Bergoffen

part Part III|113 pages

Phenomenology of Political Episteme

chapter 13|17 pages

Instituting Institutions

An Exploration of the Political Phenomenology of Stiftung
ByThomas Bedorf

chapter 14|21 pages

Intentionality, Representation, Recognition

Phenomenology and the Politics of A-Legality
ByHans Lindahl

chapter 15|23 pages

The Struggle for a Common World

From Epistemic Power to Political Action With Arendt and Fricker
BySteffen Herrmann

chapter 16|25 pages

Doing Gender Differently?

The Embodiment of Gender Norms as Between Permanence and Transformation
ByMaren Wehrle

chapter 17|25 pages

Filling in the Blank

Art, Politics, and Phenomenology
ByChristian Grüny