Volume 17 · Number 2 · Pages 115–119
For and Against Theory: Some Notes on Doing Neurophenomenology

Aleš Oblak

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Open peer commentary on the article “Enacting the “Body” of Neurophenomenology: Off-Radar First-Person Methodologies in Pragmatics of Experiencing” by Jakub Petri & Artur Gromadzki. Abstract: I offer a critical reading of Petri and Gromadzki’s target article, suggesting that it constructs a strawman neurophenomenology. I argue that the article is an exemplar of an overabundance of publications that hyper-focus on conceptual questions about neurophenomenology, which ultimately serve to detract from conducting neurophenomenological studies. Rather than introducing novel first-person methods in the form of somatic practices, I suggest that formal theory construction might be a better route towards iterative improvement of neurophenomenology.


Oblak A. (2022) For and against theory: Some notes on doing neurophenomenology. Constructivist Foundations 17(2): 115–119. https://constructivist.info/17/2/115

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