Volume 12, Issue 2, Spring 2008
Postphenomenology: Historical and Contemporary Horizons
Larry A. Hickman
Postphenomenology and Pragmatism
Closer Than You Might Think?
In this commentary on Evan Selinger’s book Postphenomenology: A Critical Companion to Ihde, I begin with Carl Mitcham’s claim that with respect to Don Ihde’s “postphenomenology” there are “challenges both to and from pragmatism.” I discuss four points on which postphenomenology and pragmatism seem to be in agreement, and then two points on which I believe pragmatism offers a program that socially thicker.