Saying What We Mean
Implicit Precision and the Responsive Order
Imprint: Northwestern University Press
The first collection of Eugene T. Gendlin’s groundbreaking essays in philosophical psychology, Saying What We Mean casts familiar areas of human experience, such as language and feeling, in a radically different light. Instead of the familiar scientific emphasis on what is conceptually explicit, Gendlin shows that the implicit also comprises a structure that can be made available for recognition and analysis.Developing the traditions of phenomenology, existentialism, and pragmatism, Gendlin forges a new path that synthesizes contemporary evolutionary theory, cognitive psychology, and philosophical linguistics.
"A collection of Gendlin’s more philosophically oriented essays is long overdue, and Casey and Schoeller have produced a well-organized selection, nicely structured to reflect both the fundamental features of his outlook and their development since the 1960s."—Robert C. Scharff, author of How History Matters to Philosophy: Reconsidering Philosophy’s Past after Positivism