Phenomenology is a study (xue学) of phenomenon and is correctly translated as “xian xiang xue (现象学)” in Chinese.
People make a big deal out of phenomenology and draw complicated and confusing connections between phenomenology and religions, Buddhism in particular.
There is really no big deal about phenomenology. It is part of epistemology.
Phenomenology has three elements:
(1) what is phenomenon?
(2) how can phenomena be studied and understood?
(3) what is the nature of phenomena?
These three questions are fully addressed and answered
by Blocks【B】,【C】and【D】 in Table 4-2, respectively.
GUTUL pays much respect to Kant, but not to Berkeley or to Husserl.