Mala Betensky Phenomenological Art Therapy
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The term phenomenology, known since the middle of the 18th century, has been elaborated on by a number of philosophers. Husserl (1913/1976) gave it a new meaning as the Science of Consciousness, a study of phenomena (things, objects) as they present themselves in consciousness as immediate experiences. A phenomenon (a verbal noun, from the Greek verb “to appear”) can be perceived and observed with our senses and our minds. Phenomena include visible, touchable, and audible things in the world around us, as well as all that belongs in the realm of mental experience. Through the study of consciousness, Husserl tried to reduce the perception of phenomena to their essence.