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Articles by Gendlin

  1. Thinking Beyond Patterns: Body, Language, and Situations
  2. Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning, Preface  [PDF]
    Excerpt from Chapter III, How Felt Meaning Functions
  3. Crossing and Dipping: Some Terms for Approaching the Interface between Natural Understanding and Logical Formulation   [PDF]

    Gendlin proposes experiential concepts as bridges between phenomenology and logical formulation. His method moves back and forth, aiming to increase both natural understanding and logical formulation. On the subjective side, the concepts require direct reference to felt or implicit meaning. There is no equivalence between this and the logical side. Rather, in logical "explanation", the implicit is carried forward, a relation shown by many functions. The subjective is no inner parallel. It performs specific functions in language. Once these are located, they also lead to developments on the formulated side.

    To show some of this, Gendlin modifies Lakoff and Johnson's theory of metaphor, and expands it into a theory of all language use. He denies that a metaphor consists of a pattern or image, shared by two situations. There is only one situation - the metaphoric one. The original situation is actually a family of many uses (in the Wittgensteinian sense). As in all speech, a word makes sense only as its use-family "crosses" with an actual situation in the actual spot in a sentence. Subjectively, a metaphor means this crossing. From it, long chains of new similarities and differences can be generated. Ways to study the functions and features of this crossing are proposed.
  4. El entramado y la profundización: Algunos términos relativos a la línea divisoria entre la comprensión natural y la formulación lógica Traducción: Carlos Alemany, con la colaboración de Enrique Aquilar, Pedro Coduras y Jesús Rz. Ortega    [PDF]
  5. The Responsive Order: A New Empiricism   [PDF]
  6. The Primacy of the body, not the primacy of perception: How the body knows the situation and philosophy    [PDF]
  7. Introduction ŕ la lecture de l'article de Gendlin : "La primauté du corps et non la primauté de la perception" by Pierre Vermersch [Word Doc] [PDF]
  8. La primauté du corps et non la primauté de la perception: comment le corps connaît la situation et la philosophie.  By Eugene Gendlin. Traduit par P. Vermersech.  [PDF]
  9. Introduction to Thinking At The Edge   [PDF]
  10. A Process Model
  11. A Critique of Relativity and Localization, by Eugene T. Gendlin and Jay Lemke   [PDF]

    A new philosophical model makes particles and information at single points derivative. Space-time grids are not events but only ideal comparisons made by observers. Therefore the identity of space-time points and also of single particles is inherently a speculative assumption. The conservation of units can be derived and is not a foundation for events. An interaction is an actual change and can determine changed particles and a changed space-time grid from itself, both forward and backward in time. In contrast, relativity theory still retains the classical unit model in which information is localized at single points, merely positing more than one observer. One implication of the new model is that quantomechanical solutions need not be limited by the requirements of relativity as is currently done. The model correctly predicts where difficulties should be found, and relates and explains many puzzles which are otherwise separated and inexplicable.
  12. What Happens When Wittgenstein Asks "What Happens When ...?"  [PDF]   
  13. Was geschieht, wenn Wittgenstein fragt: "Was geschieht, wenn...?"   [PDF]
  14. On Cultural Crossing
  15. Introduction to Philosophy
  16. Making Concepts From Experience (talk given at the 1996 International Focusing Conference   [PDF]

    Gendlin talks informally about how thinking and the ongoing flow of bodily experience inform each other, then takes questions from the audience.  (Tape is available for purchase in our bookstore,  and click here to see the transcript of this talk)
  17. Thinking From Experience (talk given at the 1996 Inaugural Colloquium of the New England Center for Exististential Therapy).

    Eugene T. Gendlin, Ph.D. (Tape available for purchase in our bookstore, but the transcript of the talk is not on Focusing site)
  18. A Philosophical Car for Focusers, 1999 Model   [PDF]
  19. Un auto filosófico para focusers, Modelo 1999   [PDF]
  20. Ein philosophisches Auto für Focusing-Leute (Modell '99)   [PDF]
  21. Automobile filosofica per focalizzatori – modello 1999
  22. Rijeci mogu iskazati kako djeluju, a Croatian translation of "Words Can Say How They Work"  [PDF]
  23. Beyond postmodernism: From concepts through experiencing  In Roger Frie (Ed.), Understanding Experience: Psychotherapy and Postmodernism, pp.100-115, Routledge, 2003.
  24. Befindlichkeit: Heidegger and the Philosophy of Psychology  In Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry, 16 (1-3), 43-71, 1978/79.
  25. Time's Dependence on Space: Kant's Statements and Their Misconstrual by Heidegger
  26. Proposal for an International Group for a First Person Science by E.T. Gendlin, Ph.D. and Don Johnson, Ph.D.
  27. FOCUSING: LE CORPS PARLE DE L’INTERIEUR Intervention d’Eugčne Gendlin ŕ la 18eme conférence annuelle Internationale sur les traumatismes. Boston MA June 20-23 2007 Traduit par Brigitte Domas [Word Doc]  [PDF]

Articles by Other Authors

  1. Meaning and Space: Reflections on "Now, In This Space, 'I' am Facing Something" by Yasushi Kuba [Word Doc] [PDF]
  2. Crossing Some Eastern Concepts With The Implicit and Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy (FOT): Murasato’s Theory of the Co-Grounding of Art, Life, and Mental Illness by Tadayuki Murasato, Satoko Tokumaru, Yoshihiko Morotomi, Hiroki Sakuramoto, Kumie Osako, Yasuhiro Suetake
  3. How I Read the Structure of the PM Text: What is a 'Kind' of Process?  by Greg Walkerden
  4. How to use some of the basic PM concepts in Thinking at the Edge by Greg Walkerden    [PDF]
  5. First-Applying: An Experiential Approach to Reading Gendlin’s A Process Model by Neil Dunaetz
  6. Preliminary Remarks on Explicating the Implicit via Experiential Words: “I climbed to the Branches of a Plum Tree” and Related Problems Arising in Sufi Language by Aydoğan Kars [11/2012 Link have been temporarily removed while paper is revised by author]
  7. Introduction ŕ la lecture de l'article de Gendlin : "La primauté du corps et non la primauté de la perception" by Pierre Vermersch [Word Doc] [PDF]
  8. Language Process Notes by Harbert Rice
  9. Worüber man nicht sprechen kann, darüber kann man sprechen lernen: ein Vergleich zwischen Jacob Böhme und Gene Gendlin, Donata Schoeller [Word Doc]
  10. Thinking Changes Stanley Cavell and Eugene Gendlin by Donata Schoeller [Word Doc]
  11. Kleine Einführung in das Buch „Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning“ (ECM) von Gene Gendlin von Campbell Purton. englischer Text unter: http://www.focusing.org.uk/ladybird_guide_ECM.html
    Übersetzung von Christiane Geiser  [Word Doc] [PDF]
  12. Ein kleiner Leitfaden durch „Ein Prozessmodell“ (PM) von Gene Gendlin von Campbell Purton in: The Folio: A Journal for Focusing and Experiential Therapy. Vol 19, No. 12 (2000- 2004), pp. 112-120. A Brief Guide to A Process Model Download: http://www.dwelling.me.uk/briefPM.htm
    Übersetzt von Christiane Geiser [Word Doc] [PDF]

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