Volume 17 · Number 2 · Pages 125–128
The Need for Coherence Between Epistemology and the Practice of the Study of Experience in the Neurophenomenological Program

Alejandra Vásquez-Rosati

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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: Petri and Gromadzki are attentive to the need for the study of experience to incorporate new methodologies for the development and growth of neurophenomenology. In this commentary I would like to address two main issues: our position as individuals and as researchers in the neurophenomenological program and the importance of following the path of thick phenomenology in order to meet this challenge.


Vásquez-Rosati A. (2022) The need for coherence between epistemology and the practice of the study of experience in the neurophenomenological program. Constructivist Foundations 17(2): 125–128. https://constructivist.info/17/2/125

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