The Phenomenology of Depression: What It’s Like When the ‘Dark Fog’ Descends

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Phenomenology is a philosophical movement, founded by Edmund Husserl (1859 ­– 1938), which concerns itself with direct experiences, the nature of consciousness as it is experienced subjectively in the first person. Through systematic reflection on experiences from the first person point of view, Husserl believed we could better understand the structures of consciousness and the essential features of experiences.

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Originally published at on October 14, 2018.

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