Phenomenology arose as a critique of an ‘objective’ approach to the world. The founder of phenomenology, Edmund Husserl, tried to deal with both everyday and scientific assumptions about the world that have been taken for granted. He aimed at first-hand examination and accurate description of lived experience – of structures of consciousness with their correlated phenomena. Since sciences explain the world in an objectivist way, phenomenology can help us to see the world from a different point of view.