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Zaner, Richard M.

Works: 62 works in 312 publications in 4 languages and 7,983 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Honoree, Creator, Recipient
Classifications: B829.5, 142.7
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Most widely held works by Richard M Zaner
The way of phenomenology : criticism as a philosophical discipline by Richard M Zaner( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of embodiment; some contributions to a phenomenology of the body by Richard M Zaner( Book )

34 editions published between 1964 and 1971 in English and French and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early in the first volume of his Ideen zu einer reinen Phiinomeno logie und phiinomenologischen Philosophie, Edmund Husserl stated concisely the significance and scope of the problem with which this present study is concerned. When we reflect on how it is that consciousness, which is itself absolute in relation to the world, can yet take on the character of transcendence, how it can become mundanized, We see straightaway that it can do that only by means of a certain participation in transcendence in the first, originary sense, which is manifestly the transcendence of material Nature. Only by means of the experiential relation to the animate organism does consciousness become really human and animal (tierischen), and only thereby does it achieve a place in the space and in the time of Nature. l Consciousness can become "worldly" only by being embodied within the world as part of it. In so far as the world is material Nature, consciousness must partake of the transcendence of material Nature. That is to say, its transcendence is manifestly an embodiment in a material, corporeal body. Consciousness, thus, takes on the characteristic of being "here and now" (ecceity) by means of experiential (or, more accurately, its intentive) relation to that corporeal being which embodies it. Accordingly, that there is a world for consciousness is a conse quence in the first instance of its embodiment by 2 that corporeal body which is for it its own animate organism
Phenomenology and existentialism by Richard M Zaner( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troubled voices : stories of ethics and illness by Richard M Zaner( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one of America's best-known interpreters of philosophy, ethics, and medicine, Richard Zaner offers a hands-on, daily-rounds visit to real problems and real people struggling with painfully real medical dilemmas. Honest, forthright, and beautifully written, Troubled Voices introduces the reader to the human side of medical issues usually viewed from afar in the cold abstract of the daily news - euthanasia, genetic testing, renal dialysis, abortion, experimental procedures - and movingly reveals the people and personalities who must agonize over those decisions, preparing all of us for the time when we may need to face them as well. Guided by compassion, humor, and, above all, a willingness to listen, Richard Zaner moves among patients and their families, as well as doctors and nurses and other health-care providers, to help illuminate potential choices that no one should have to make. A gifted storyteller, Zaner gives faces and names to "cases" and demonstrates that somewhere behind the hospitals, technology, and medical decisions are individuals - sometimes raging, sometimes vulnerable, sometimes hopeful, and always fully human
Conversations on the edge : narratives of ethics and illness by Richard M Zaner( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The narratives Richard Zaner shares in Conversations on the Edge are informed by his depth of knowledge in medicine and bioethics, but are never "clinical." These stories are filled with pain and joy, loneliness and hope. They are about life and death, about what happens in hospital rooms - and that place at the edge - where we confront mortality. It is the rarest of glimpses into the world of patients, their families, healers, and those who struggle, like Zaner, to understand."--BOOK JACKET
The context of self : a phenomenological inquiry using medicine as a clue by Richard M Zaner( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clinical ethics and the necessity of stories : essays in honor of Richard M. Zaner by Osborne P Wiggins( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of articles honors the work of Richard Zaner, a distinguished philosopher who has worked for over twenty years as an ethics consultant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His work in the clinical setting, especially the use of narrative in understanding what is going on in this setting, is the focus of some of the papers. Others relate his methodology and phenomenological approach to the more standard bioethical problemata and approaches."--Page 4 of cover
Phenomenology: continuation and criticism; essays in memory of Dorion Cairns by Fred Kersten( Book )

22 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the title of "Phenomenology: Continuation and Crit icism," the group of essays in this volume are presented in honor of Dorion Cairns on his 70th birthday. The contributors comprise friends, colleagues and former students of Dorion Cairns who, each in his own way, share the interest of Dorion Cairns in Husserlian phenomenology. That interest itself may be best defined by these words of Edmund Husserl: "Philosophy - wis dom (sagesse) - is the philosopher's quite personal affair. It must arise as his wisdom, as his self-acquired knowledge tending toward universality, a knowledge for which he can answer from the beginning ..." 1 It is our belief that only in the light of these words can phenomenology and phenomenological philosophy be continued, but always reflexively, critically. For over forty years Dorion Cairns has, through his teaching and writing, selflessly worked to bring the idea expressed by Husserl's words into self conscious exercise. In so doing he has, to the benefit of those who share his interest, confirmed Husserl's judgement of him that he is "among the rare ones who have penetrated into the deepest sense of my phenomenology ... who had the energy and persist ence not to desist until he had arrived at real understanding
At play in the field of possibles : an essay on the foundation of self and free-fantasy variational method by Richard M Zaner( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death : beyond whole-brain criteria( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ethics of dealing with persons with severe handicaps : toward a research agenda( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interdisciplinary phenomenology by Don Ihde( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organism, medicine, and metaphysics : essays in honor of Hans Jonas on his 75th birthday, May 10, 1978 by Stuart F Spicker( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Festschrift is presented to Professor Hans Jonas on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday, as affirmation of the contributors' respect and admiration. As a volume in the series 'Philosophy and Medicine' the contributions not only reflect certain interests and pursuits of the scholar to whom it is dedi­cated, but also serve to bring to convergence the interests of the contributors in the history of humanity and medicine, the theory of organism, medicine in the service of the patient's autonomy, and the metaphysical, i.e., phenome­nological foundations of medicine. Notwithstanding the nature of such personal gifts as the authors' contributions (which, with the exception of the late Hannah Arendt's, appear here for the first time), the essays also transcend the personal and serve to elaborate specific themes and theses disclosed in the numerous writings of Hans Jonas. The editor owes a personal debt of gratitude to many, including Hannah Arendt, who offered their assistance during the preparation of the volume
Dialogues in phenomenology by Don Ihde( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works. phenomenology of theme, thematic field, and marginal consciousness by Aron Gurwitsch( )

16 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of the Collected Works edition contains Gurwitsch's magnum opus, which emphasizes how items in the thematic field are relevant to the theme. It is introduced by his student Richard Zaner. This volume also includes the posthumous text, "Marginal Consciousness," the contents of which were merely summarized in The Field of Consciousness. It presents his positions on the body and on ego-less consciousness in detail. Gurwitsch's student, Lester Embree, introduces it. For the full appreciation of their significance, all earlier and later writings by Gurwitsch must be related to the contents of this volume
Ethics and the clinical encounter by Richard M Zaner( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical examination of ethics in health care and biomedical research : voices and visions by Richard M Zaner( )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a critical examination of certain basic issues and themes crucial to understanding how ethics currently interfaces with health care and biomedical research. Beginning with an overview of the field, it proceeds through a delineation of such key notions as trust and uncertainty, dialogue involving talk and listening, the vulnerability of the patient against the asymmetric power of the health professional, along with professional and individual responsibility. It emphasizes several themes fundamental to ethics and health care: (1) the work of ethics requires strict focus on the specific situational understanding of each involved person. (2) Moral issues, at least those intrinsic to each clinical encounter, are presented solely within the contexts of their actual occurrence; therefore, ethics must not only be practical but empirical in its approach. (3) Each particular situation is in its own way imprecise and uncertain, and the different types and dimensions of imprecision and uncertainty are critical for everyone involved. (4) Finally, medicine and health care more broadly are governed by the effort to make sense of the healer?s experiences with the patient, whose own experiences and interpretations are ingredient to what the healer seeks to understand and eventually treat. In addition to providing a way to develop ethical considerations in clinical life and research projects, the book proposes that narratives provide the finest way to state and grapple with these themes and issues, whether in classrooms or real-life situations. It concludes with a prospective analysis of newly emerging issues presented by and within the new genetics, which, together within a focus on the phenomenon of birth, leads to an clearer understanding of human life
The structures of the life-world by Alfred Schutz( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and German and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Structures of the Life-World is the final focus of twenty-seven years of Alfred Schutz's labor, encompassing the fruits of his work between 1932 and his death in 1959. This book represents Schutz's seminal attempt to achieve a comprehensive grasp of the nature of social reality. Here he integrates his theory of relevance with his analysis of social structures. Thomas Luckmann, a former student of Schutz's, completed the manuscript for publication after Schutz's untimely death
The field of consciousness by Aron Gurwitsch( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance, talk, reflection : what is going on in clinical ethics consultation by Richard M Zaner( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the following essays discussing clinical ethics consultation, three sorts of reflective writing are presented. The first is a description of a clinical ethics consultation, more generously detailed than most that have been published, yet obviously limited as a documentation of the experiences at its source. It is followed by three examples of a second kind in the probing commentaries by highly regarded figures in biomedical and clinical ethics - François Baylis, Tom Tomlinson, and Barry Hoffmaster. Finally, these are followed by a third variety of reflection in the form of responses to those three commentaries, by Bilton and Stuart G. Finder, and my Afterword - a further reflection on some of the issues and questions intrinsic to clinical ethics consultation and to these various essays. The consultation itself was conducted by Bliton; but Finder not only assisted at one point (he is the `colleague' mentioned in Bliton's manuscript) but frequently participated in the discussions that are invariably part of our clinical ethics consultative practice in our Center for Clinical and Research Ethics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. It was thus natural for Finder to participate in the response. Each of these essays is fascinating and important on its own; together, however, they constitute a truly unusual and, we believe, very significant contribution that will hopefully figure prominently in subsequent discussions, and in shaping and deepening an endeavor - clinical ethics - still in much-needed search of its own discipline, method rationale and place in the domain of clinical practice more generally. This group of essays is also quite unique, addressing as it does the coherence of a form of practice - and, it must be emphasized, several forms of writing about as well as theoretical proposals for understanding that practice - whose current and future character remains very much in contention. That a situation such as the one discussed here often provokes strong and passionate responses will be no surprise & endash; whether because of its relative novelty, its risky nature, the high stakes involved, or something else. It is in any event a striking feature of ethics consultations that the people directly or even indirectly involved tend at times to feel rather passionately about what is said (and not said), what is done (and not done), and what is then reported (or, it may be, left out). Even so, such energetic feelings, much less the candor of my colleague's response to such passion, are rarely if ever apparent from published reports. For this reason alone, a considerable debt of gratitude is surely owed to our commentators & endash; reflective and deliberative, yet passionate and forceful as each of them are
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Troubled voices : stories of ethics and illness
Conversations on the edge : narratives of ethics and illnessClinical ethics and the necessity of stories : essays in honor of Richard M. ZanerDeath : beyond whole-brain criteriaInterdisciplinary phenomenologyDialogues in phenomenologyThe collected works. phenomenology of theme, thematic field, and marginal consciousnessEthics and the clinical encounterThe structures of the life-world
Alternative Names
Zaner, R.

Zaner, Richard

Zaner, Richard Morris 1933-

ゼイナー, リチャード・M

English (226)

Chinese (4)

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French (2)