Finding text after phenomenological bracketing: Interpretive communities as the eidos of textual presence

Benoy Kurian Mylamparambil

One of the aims of philosophy is to comprehend the reality and communicate the same to an enlightened audience. Phenomenology has been a recent development in philosophy. Edmund Husserl speaks of an epoché (cessation) to refer to the suspension of judgment regarding the true nature of reality. Reader-Response theories have an inseparable relation with phenomenology. The paper is an attempt to posit the idea of Stanley Fish's Interpretive Communities in the context of comprehending reality after phenomenological bracketing. The presence of interpretive communities helps people find a common reading experience.