phenomenology

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n phenomenology a philosophical doctrine proposed by Edmund Husserl based on the study of human experience in which considerations of objective reality are not taken into account
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Phenomenology A description, history, or explanation of phenomena. "The phenomenology of the mind."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n phenomenology A description or history of phenomena.
    • n phenomenology In Kantian terminology, a division of the metaphysics of nature which determines motion and rest merely in respect to the mode of representing them as phenomena of sense.
    • n phenomenology In Hegelian philosophy, the exposition of the evolution of knowledge.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Phenomenology a description of phenomena
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Quotations

  • Albert Einstein
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    “When the number of factors coming into play in a phenomenological complex is too large scientific method in most cases fails.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Phenomenon, + -logy,: cf. F. phénoménologie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. phainomenonphainein, to show.

Usage

In literature:

In the last, as Julian Schmidt says, the ever varying scenery is made a 'frame for a kind of phenomenology of mankind.
"The Development of the Feeling for Nature in the Middle Ages and Modern Times" by Alfred Biese
It falls under the three heads of anthropology, phenomenology and psychology proper.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2" by Various
Phenomenology; III-V. Logic; VI.-VII.
"A History of Philosophy in Epitome" by Albert Schwegler
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In news:

Being an ex-drug-addict turned neuroscientist brings a unique insight into the physiological and phenomenological realities of addiction.
An essay on the phenomenological ontology of racial preferences.
The Phenomenology of Harry, or the Critique of Pure Potter.
British artist Ryan Gander 's wildly non-signature conceptual undertakings explore order and chaos phenomenologically, and always find a looming kismet in unknown quantities.
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In science:

The Einstein equations, which right-hand sides contain the energy-momentum tensor of matter, are phenomenological equations.
Macroscopic Einstein equations for a system of interacting particles and their cosmological applications
Detailed phenomenology of this model related to the flavor-changing processes both in quark and lepton sectors, radiatively induced neutrino masses and decays of the LSP can be found in a recent paper .
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
The σ -model is a phenomenological model for the interactions of pions and nucleons.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
However, phenomenological arguments and lattice QCD simulations indicate that h ¯ψψi ≈ −(240 MeV)3 .
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
It follows, that the main player in these models becomes the shape of the scalar field potential, which due to scaling properties of the energy density of the scalar field [6, 7, 8] determines much of the model phenomenology.
Exact Inflationary Solutions from a Superpotential
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