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Primary bibliography of the philosophical works of Eugene T. Gendlin

Compiled by Frans Depestele, M.D., M.A. Philosophy

Note: This bibliography of the philosophical works was made in July 2002 and is based on Depestele (2000). Primary bibliography of Eugene T. Gendlin (2000 revision). Gesprächspsychotherapie und Personzentrierte Beratung, 31 (2), 104-114; with new additions.

Solo works, 1950 - Present

Gendlin, E.T. (1950). Wilhelm Dilthey and the problem of comprehending human significance in the science of man. Unpublished MA Thesis, Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago.

Gendlin, E.T. (1958). The function of experiencing in symbolization. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. University of Chicago.

Gendlin, E.T. (1962). Experiencing and the creation of meaning. A philosophical and psychological approach to the subjective. New York: Free Press of Glencoe. Reprinted by Macmillan, 1970. (Also available at The Focusing Institute, 34 East Lane, Spring Valley, New York 10977; http://www.focusing.org).

- Translated into Japanese by T. Tsutsui (1993). Taiken katei to imi no souzou. Tokyo: Book Tokyo.

- Reprinted and published as paperback by Northwestern University Press (1997), with a 'Preface to the paper edition', pp. XI-XXIII.

Gendlin, E.T. (1963). Experiencing and the nature of concepts. The Christian Scholar, 46 (3), 245-255.

Gendlin, E.T. (1964). Review of Merleau-Ponty's 'The structure of behavior'. The Modern Schoolman, 42, 87-96.

Gendlin, E.T. (1965). What are the grounds of explication?: a basic problem in linguistic analysis and in phenomenology. The Monist, 49 (1), 137-164.

- Reprinted in H.A. Durfee (Ed.) (1976), Analytic philosophy and phenomenology, pp. 243-267. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff.

- A revised version with the same title is published in The Human Context, 1973, 5, 490-511.

- This version was translated into French by H. & M.P. Eisele: Quels sont les fondements de l'explication?: un problPme fondamental en analyse linguistique et en phénoménologie. The Human Context, 1973, 5, 512-536.

Gendlin, E.T. (1965). Expressive meanings. In J.M. Edie (Ed.), An invitation to phenomenology. Studies in the philosophy of experience, pp. 240-251. Chicago: Quadrangle Books.

Gendlin, E.T. (1965/66). Experiential explication and truth. Journal of Existentialism, 6, 131-146.

- Reprinted in F.R. Molina (Ed.) (1969), The sources of existentialism as philosophy, pp. 196-216. Englewood Cliffs, NJ.: Prentice Hall.

- Partly (pp.131-134 & 139-140) reprinted under the title 'Experiential explication' in R.C. Solomon (Ed.) (1972), Phenomenology and existentialism, pp. 160-168. New York: Harper & Row.

Gendlin, E.T. (1966). The discovery of felt meaning. In J.B. McDonald & R.R. Leeper (Eds.), Language and meaning. Papers from the ASCD-conference, The Curriculum Research Institute (Nov. 21-24, 1964 & March 20-23, 1965), pp. 45-62. Washington, DC: Association for supervision and curriculum development.

Gendlin, E.T. (1966). Taiken katei to shinri ryoho (The collected papers of Eugene T. Gendlin). Translated into Japanese by T. Murase. Tokyo: Maki Shoten. With an introduction by E.T. Gendlin: Nihon-ban heno jobun ('Introduction to the Japanese edition'), pp. 4-8.

- Reprinted and published by Natsumesha (1981).

Gendlin, E.T. (1967). Values and the process of experiencing. In A. Mahrer (Ed.), The goals of psychotherapy, pp. 180-205. New York: Appleton-Century.

- Abridged and translated into Spanish: Los valores y el proceso experiencial. In C. Alemany (Ed.) (1997), Psicoterapia Experiencial y Focusing: La aportación de E.T. Gendlin, pp. 95-99. Biblioteca de psicología, no. 85. Bilbao: Desclée De Brouwer. (This book is a collection of translated works of Gendlin; traducción: Carlos Alemany, con la colaboración de Enrique Aguilar, Pedro Coduras y Jesús Rz. Ortega.)

Gendlin, E.T. (1967). Neurosis and human nature in the experiential method of thought and therapy. Humanitas, 3 (2), 139-152.

- Translated into Spanish: Neurosis y naturaleza humana en el método experiencial del pensamiento y la terapia. In C. Alemany (Ed.) (1997), o.c., pp. 61-69.

Gendlin, E.T. (1967). An analysis of 'What is a thing?'. In M. Heidegger, What is a thing?, pp. 247-296. Translated by W.B. Barton & V. Deutsch. Chicago: Henry Regnery.

Gendlin, E.T. (1970). A short summary and some long predictions. In J.T. Hart & T.M. Tomlinson (Eds.) (1970), New directions in client-centered therapy, pp. 544-562. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.]

- Reprinted in The Chicago Theological Seminary Register, 61 (2).

- Reprinted in Psychotherapy and behavior change, 1977. New York: Grune & Stratton.

Gendlin, E.T. (1970). The significance of felt meaning. In R. Cormier, E. Chinn & R.H. Lineback (Eds.), Encounter: an introduction to philosophy, pp. 561-566. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman and Co. (Reprinted parts from the 'Introduction' of 'Experiencing and the creation of meaning' (see no. 13): pp. 1-3; 8; 10-16; 24).

- Translated into Spanish: La significatividad del significado sentido (felt meaning). In C. Alemany (Ed.) (1997), o.c., pp. 131-136.

Gendlin, E.T. (1970). Retroactive time and explication. Unpublished paper.

Gendlin, E.T. (1971). Plato's dialectic. Unpublished paper (15 pp.).

Gendlin, E.T. (1972). Two ways of reading a philosophy - and their pitfalls. Unpublished manuscript (22 pp.).

Gendlin, E.T. (1973). Experiential phenomenology. In M. Natanson (Ed.), Phenomenology and the social sciences. Vol. I, pp. 281-319. Evanston: Northwestern University Press.

Gendlin, E.T. (1973). A phenomenology of emotions: anger. In D. Carr & E.S. Casey (Eds.), Explorations in phenomenology. Papers of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, pp. 367-398. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff.

Gendlin, E.T. (1974). Contribution to the discussion about 'The life-world and the a priori - opposites or complementaries?' (H. L. Meyn). In A-T. Tymieniecka (Ed.), Analecta Husserliana. Vol. III. The phenomenological realism of the possible worlds, pp. 102-104. Dordrecht/Boston: Reidel.

Gendlin, E.T. (1977). Beyond roles. Changes Discussion Paper, 1 (1), (27 pp.).

Gendlin, E.T. (1978/79). Befindlichkeit: Heidegger and the philosophy of psychology. Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry, 16 (1-3), 43-71.

Gendlin, E.T. (1978/79). Theory construction course. Univ. of Chicago.

Gendlin, E.T. (1979). A review of Stephan Strasser, 'Phenomenology of feeling. An essay on the phenomena of the heart', 1977, Pittsburg: Duquesne University Press. Human Studies, 2 (1), 86-91.

Gendlin, E.T. (1997). A process model (288 pp.). New York: The Focusing Institute (also available at http://www.focusing.org).

- Earlier version: Gendlin, E.T. (1981). A process model. Unpublished manuscript (422 pp.).

Gendlin, E.T. (1982). Two phenomenologists do not disagree. In R. Bruzina & B. Wilshire (Eds.), Phenomenology. Dialogues and bridges, pp. 321-335. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Gendlin, E.T. (1983). The nature of theory. In P. Perez Gomez & F. Barrera Currea (Eds.), Perspectivas de integration. Bogota: Uniandes.

Gendlin, E.T. (1983). Dwelling. In R.C. Scharff (Ed.), Heidegger conference proceedings. Durham: The University of New Hampshire.

- Reprinted in H.J. Silverman, A. Mickunas, T. Kisiel & A. Lingis (Eds.) (1988), The horizons of continental philosophy. Essays on Husserl, Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty, pp. 133-152. Dordrecht: Kluwer.

Gendlin, E.T. (1984). Dagenais' direction beyond presuppositions. Journal of Religious Studies, 11 (1-2), 97-105.

Gendlin, E.T. (1984). Time's dependence on space: Kant's statements and their misconstrual by Heidegger. In T.M. Seebohm & J.J. Kockelmans (Eds.), Kant and phenomenology, pp. 147-160. Washington, DC: Centre for Advanced Research in Phenomenology & University Press of America.

Gendlin, E.T. (1985). Some notes on the 'self'. The Focusing Folio, 4 (4), 137-151.

- Translated into Dutch by A. Post: Enige opmerkingen over het 'zelf'. Psychotherapeutisch Paspoort, 1986, afl. 4, 5.87-5.105.

- Translated into Spanish: Reflexiones sobre el "self". In C. Alemany (Ed.) (1997), o.c., pp. 291-302

Gendlin, E.T. (1985). Nonlogical moves and nature metaphors. In A-T. Tymieniecka (Ed.), Analecta Husserliana. Vol. XIX. Poetics of the elements in the human condition: the sea, pp. 383-400. Dordrecht: Reidel.

Gendlin, E.T. (1986). Process ethics and the political question. In A-T.

Tymieniecka (Ed.), Analecta Husserliana. Vol. XX. The moral sense in the communal significance of life, pp. 265-275. Boston: Reidel.

- Reprinted in The Focusing Folio, 1986, 5 (2), 68-87.

Gendlin, E.T. (1986). Heidegger and forty years of silence. In M. Frings (Ed.), Proceedings of the 20th Annual Heidegger Conference, pp. 48-56. Chicago: DePaul University.

Gendlin, E.T. (1987). A philosophical critique of the concept of narcissism: the significance of the awareness movement. In D.M. Levin (Ed.), Pathologies of the modern self. Postmodern studies on narcissism, schizophrenia, and depression, pp. 251-304. New York: New York University Press.

- Reprinted in The Focusing Folio, 1988, 7 (2-3), 39-98.

- Translated into Spanish: Crítica filosófica del concepto de narcisismo: la relevancia del movimiento del "darse cuenta" (awareness). In C. Alemany (Ed.) (1997), o.c., pp. 317-330.

Gendlin, E.T. (1987). Thinking after distinctions. Paper presented at the Heidegger Conference, George Mason University, Dept. of Philosophy (14 pp.).

Gendlin, E.T. (1987). Nonlogical moves. Unpublished paper (59 pp.).

Gendlin, E.T. (1989). Phenomenology as non-logical steps. In E.F. Kaelin & C.O. Schrag (Eds.), Analecta Husserliana. Vol. XXVI. American phenomenology. Origins and developments, pp. 404-410. Dordrecht: Kluwer.

- Translated into Japanese by T. Tsutsui (1993). Hi-ronriteki dankai toshiteno genshougaku. In E.T. Gendlin, Taiken katei to imi no souzou, pp. 7-16. Tokyo: Book Tokyo (This book contains the Japanese translation of 'Experiencing and the creation of meaning').

Gendlin, E.T. (1989). Toward a bodily human nature. Discours Social/Social Discourse, 2 (1-2).

Gendlin, E.T. (1991). Thinking beyond patterns: body, language and situations. In B. den Ouden & M. Moen (Eds.), The presence of feeling in thought, pp. 25-151. New York: Peter Lang.

- Earlier version: Gendlin, E.T. (1989). The body, language and situations. The Focusing Folio, 8 (1), 1-32 (part I) & The Focusing Folio, 8 (2), 45-70 (part II). This version is translated into Spanish: Cuerpo, lenguaje y situaciones. In C. Alemany (Ed.) (1997), o.c., pp. 373-391.

- A second earlier version: Gendlin, E.T. (1989). Thinking beyond patterns: body, language and situations. Unpublished early draft (154 pp.).

Gendlin, E.T. (1991). Crossing and dipping: some terms for approaching the interface between natural understanding and logical formulation. In M. Galbraith & W.J. Rapaport (Eds.), Subjectivity and the debate over computational cognitive science, pp. 37-59. Buffalo: State University of New York.

- Reprinted in Minds and Machines, 1995, 5 (4), 547-560.

- Translated into Spanish: El entramado y la profundización: algunos términos relativos a la línea divisoria entre la comprensión natural y la formulación lógica. In C. Alemany (Ed.) (1997), o.c., pp. 439-453.

Gendlin, E.T. (1991). Ultimacy in Aristotle: in essence activity. Unpublished draft (33 pp.).

- Reprinted in N. Georgopoulos & M. Heim (Eds.) (1995), Being human in the ultimate: studies in the thought of John M. Anderson, pp. 135-166. Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Gendlin, E.T. (1991). Review of 'Deathbound Subjectivity' of Alphonso Lingis. Paper presented at the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (12 pp.).

Gendlin, E.T. (1992). The primacy of the body, not the primacy of perception. Man and World, 25 (3-4), 341-353.

Gendlin, E.T. (1992). Meaning prior to the separation of the five senses. In M. Stamenov (Ed.), Current advances in semantic theory (published as Vol. 73 of the series 'Current issues in linguistic theory'), pp. 31-53. Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Gendlin, E.T. (1992). The wider role of bodily sense in thought and language. In M. Sheets-Johnstone (Ed.), Giving the body its due, pp. 192-207. Albany: State University of New York Press.

- Translated into German by H.J. Schneider: Die umfassende Rolle des Körpergefühls im Denken und Sprechen. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, 1993, 41 (4), 693-706. This translation is reprinted in Brennpunkt, no. 63, 1995, 17, 13-25.

Gendlin, E.T. (1993). Three assertions about the body. The Folio, 12 (1), 21-33.

- Translated into German by D. Müller (1998): Über den Körper. Wie ist Focusing theoretisch möglich? (12 pp.). Weingarten: FZK-Verlag (Focusing Zentrum Karlsruhe, Schillerstrasse 89, D-76352 Weingarten).

Gendlin, E.T. (1993). Human nature and concepts. In J. Braun (Ed.), Psychological concepts of modernity, pp. 3-16. Westport, CT: Praeger/Greenwood.

Gendlin, E.T. (1993). Words can say how they work. (Paper presented at the 27th Annual Heidegger Conference, State University of New York at Stont Brook, 4 June 1993.) In R.P. Crease (Ed.), Heidegger conference proceedings, pp. 29-35. Stony Brook: State University of New York.

- Reprinted in Synthesis Philosophica, nos. 19-20, 1995, 10 (1-2), 67-80.

- Translated into Croatian by I. Ipsa: Rijeci mogu iskazati kako djeluju. Filozofska Istrazivanja, no. 58, 1995, 15 (3), 425-438.

- Translated into Spanish: Las palabras pueden decir cómo funcionan. In C. Alemany (Ed.) (1997), o.c., pp. 415-423.

Gendlin, E.T. (1994). Körperbezogenes Philosophieren. Gespräche über die Philosophie von Veränderungsprozessen. Focusing Bibliothek, Band 5. Würzburg: DAF (Deutsches Ausbildungsinstitut für Focusing, Bronnbachergasse 18a, D-97070 Würzburg).

Gendlin, E.T. (1994). Response. Human Studies, 17 (3), 381-400. (Gendlin replies to four commentary articles of his work, which are in the same issue of this journal.)

Gendlin, E.T. (1995). A commentary on Aristotle's 'De Anima'. Unpublished draft (293 pp.).

Gendlin, E.T. (1997). Preface to the paper edition. In E.T. Gendlin, 'Experiencing and the creation of meaning. A philosophical and psychological approach to the subjective', pp. XI-XXIII. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press (also available at http://www.focusing.org).

Gendlin, E.T. (1997). How philosophy cannot appeal to experience, and how it can. In D.M. Levin (Ed.), Language beyond postmodernism: saying and thinking in Gendlin's philosophy, pp. 3-41 & 343. Evanston: Northwestern University Press.

Gendlin, E.T. (1997). Reply to Kolb. In D.M. Levin (Ed.), o.c., pp. 77-83 & 348-349.

Gendlin, E.T. (1997). Reply to Earle. In D.M. Levin (Ed.), o.c., pp. 93-96 & 352.

Gendlin, E.T. (1997). Reply to Schneider. In D.M. Levin (Ed.), o.c., pp. 116-119 & 353.

Gendlin, E.T. (1997). Reply to Williams. In D.M. Levin (Ed.), o.c., pp. 143-147.

Gendlin, E.T. (1997). Reply to Johnson. In D.M. Levin (Ed.), o.c., pp. 168-175 & 357-358.

Gendlin, E.T. (1997). Reply to Mohanty. In D.M. Levin (Ed.), o.c., pp. 184-189.

Gendlin, E.T. (1997). Reply to Scharff. In D.M. Levin (Ed.), o.c., pp. 226-233 & 364-365.

Gendlin, E.T. (1997). Reply to Hatab. In D.M. Levin (Ed.), o.c., pp. 246-251 & 366.

Gendlin, E.T. (1997). Reply to Liberman. In D.M. Levin (Ed.), o.c., pp. 266-269.

Gendlin, E.T. (1997). Reply to Wallulis. In D.M. Levin (Ed.), o.c., pp. 282-287.

Gendlin, E.T. (1997). Reply to Nicholson. In D.M. Levin (Ed.), o.c., pp. 299-304.

Gendlin, E.T. (1997). Reply to Fóti. In D.M. Levin (Ed.), o.c., pp. 317-320.

Gendlin, E.T. (1997). Reply to Margolis. In D.M. Levin (Ed.), o.c., pp. 332-338.

Gendlin, E.T. (1997). The responsive order: A new empiricism. Man and World, 30 (3), 383-411.

- Translated into Japanese by H. Saitou (1998): Outou no chitsujo: Atarashii keiken shugi. Gendai-Shisou (La Revue de la Pensée d' Aujourd'hui), 26 (1), 172-201. Tokyo: Seidosha.

Gendlin, E.T. (1997). What happens when Wittgenstein asks "What happens

when ...?" The Philosophical Forum, 28 (3), 268-281.

- Translated into German by H. Deloch (1999): Was geschieht, wenn Wittgenstein fragt: "Was geschieht, wenn ...?". In H.J. Schneider & M. Kross (Hgg.), Mit Sprache spielen. Die Ordnungen und das Offene nach Wittgenstein, pp. 119-135. Berlin: Akademie.

Gendlin, E.T. (1998). Bits of philosophy which led to focusing (19961; revised version 1998). New title recently: 'Introduction to philosophy' (available at http://www.focusing.org).

Gendlin, E.T. (1998). After postmodernism: A report. Unpublished paper (9 pp.) (available at http://www.focusing.org).

Gendlin, E.T. (1998). Thinking at the edge. Part I of the summary of a workshop with Gendlin at June 12-15, 1998, Stony Point Conference Center, NY. Summary prepared by K. Nelson with the assistance of E. Taylor, E. Hinterkopf and J. Schmitt (9 pp.). Unpublished draft (available at http://www.focusing.org).

Gendlin, E.T. (1998). How is phenomenology possible? Unpublished manuscript (16 pp.).

Gendlin, E.T. (1999). A new model. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 6 (2-3), 232-237.

Gendlin, E.T. (1999). A philosophical car for focusers, 1999 model (6 pp.). Unpublished manuscript (available at http://www.focusing.org).

Gendlin, E.T. (2000). The 'mind'/'body' problem and first person process: three types of concepts. In R.D. Ellis & N. Newton (Eds.), The caldron of consciousness. Motivation, affect and self-organization - An anthology. Vol. 16 of the series 'Advances in consciousness research', pp. 109-118. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Gendlin, E.T. (1999). First science. Unpublished manuscript (16 pp.).

- Abridged and translated into German by J. Ossenbach (2001): Erste-Person-Wissenschaft. Teil I: Die Philosophie des Zugangs zu implizitem Erleben. Focusing Journal, no. 6, 19-21. Teil II: Focusing Journal, no. 7 (This journal is edited by DAF: Deutsches Ausbildungsinstitut für Focusing, Bronnbachergasse 18a, D-97070 Würzburg.)

Gendlin, E.T. (2001). Introduction to thinking at the edge. Unpublished paper (5 pp).

Gendlin, E.T. (2002). Foreword. In C.R. Rogers & D.E. Russell, Carl Rogers: The quiet revolutionary. An oral history, pp. XI-XXI. Roseville, CA: Penmarin Books.

Collaborative works, 1955 - Present

Gendlin, E.T. & J. Lemke (1983). A critique of relativity and localization. Mathematical Modelling, 4, 61-72.

- Earlier version: Gendlin, E.T. & J. Lemke (1971). Localization and interaction: a physical and philosophical discussion. Unpublished paper.


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