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Erwin Straus

Erwin Straus

Phenomenologist
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Intro Phenomenologist
A.K.A. Erwin W. Straus
Countries Germany United States of America
Occupations Psychologist Psychiatrist University teacher
Gender male
Birth 11 October 1891 (Frankfurt am Main)
Death 20 May 1975 (Lexington)
Star sign Libra
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Biography

Erwin Straus (11 November 1891, Frankfurt am Main – 20 May 1975, Lexington, Kentucky) was a German-American phenomenologist and neurologist who helped to pioneer anthropological medicine and psychiatry, a holistic approach to medicine that is critical of mechanistic and reductionistic approaches to understanding and treating human beings.

Some of his work can also be regarded as a precursor to or early version of neurophenomenology. Straus taught at Black Mountain College.

His books published in English include:

  • Man, Time, and World: Two Contributions to Anthropological Psychology (1982, Humanities Press)
  • Language and Language Disturbances (1974, Duquesne University Press)
  • Psychiatry and Philosophy (1969, Springer)
  • Phenomenology: Pure and Applied (1964, Duquesne University Press)
  • On Obsession: A Clinical and Methodological Study (1987, Johnson Reprint Corp)
  • Phenomenological Psychology (1966, Basic Books)
  • Phenomenology of Memory (1970, Duquesne University Press)
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