Contents: Preface; Prologue; Setting the stage; Hegela (TM)s phenomenology; Foucaulta (TM)s genealogy; Phenomenology and genealogy compared; Hegel, Foucault and the philosophy of social sciences; Bibliography; Index.
Evangelia Sembou was born in Athens, Greece. She holds a B.A. in Politics and History from Queen Mary and Westfield College of the University of London, an M.Sc. in Social and Political Theory from The University of Edinburgh and a D.Phil. in Politics from Oxford University. She has taught at the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education and at several Oxford colleges, as well as at the Faculty of Continuing Education at Birkbeck, University of London, UK.
'This lucid text shows how, used together in a dialectic, phenomenology and genealogy grant understandings both of "experience" and how it is situated in relations of power. Without glossing over their distinctions - the one immersed in a hermeneutic undertaking, the other in historical context - Sembou navigates toward the possibility of a non-foundational social scientific knowledge without presuppositions. A fascinating read.' David Kreps, University of Salford, UK