Edmund Husserl: Founder of Phenomenology

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Polity, 2005 - History - 297 pages
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Dermot Moran provides a lucid, engaging, and critical introductionto Edmund Husserl′s philosophy, with specific emphasis on hisdevelopment of phenomenology. This book is a comprehensive guide toHusserl's thought from its origins in nineteenth–centuryconcerns with the nature of scientific knowledge and withpsychologism, through his breakthrough discovery of phenomenologyand his elucidation of the phenomenological method, to the lateanalyses of culture and the life–world. Husserl′s complex ideas arepresented in a clear and expert manner. Individual chapters exploreHusserl′s key texts including Philosophy of Arithmetic,Logical Investigations, Ideas I, CartesianMeditations and Crisis of the European Sciences. Inaddition, Moran offers penetrating criticisms and evaluations ofHusserl′s achievement, including the contribution of hisphenomenology to current philosophical debates concerningconsciousness and the mind.

Edmund Husserl is an invaluable guide to understandingthe thought of one of the seminal thinkers of the twentiethcentury. It will be helpful to students of contemporary philosophy,and to those interested in scientific, literary and culturalstudies on the European continent.

  

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this is mostly about his life, but there is one chapter with information about his life; if you are interested in consciousness, there is information in this book that you need to know Read full review

Review: Edmund Husserl: Founder of Phenomenology

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this is mostly about his life, but there is one chapter with information about his life; if you are interested in consciousness, there is information in this book that you need to know Read full review

Contents

Life and Writings
15
Husserls Conception of Philosophy
43
The Philosophy of Arithmetic 1891
59
Logical Investigations 19001901
94
The Eidetic Phenomenology of Consciousness
130
An Infinite Project
174
The Ego Embodiment Otherness Intersubjectivity and the Community of Monads
202
Husserls Contribution to Philosophy
233
Notes
248
Bibliography
274
Index
284
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Dermot Moran is Professor of Philosophy at University College Dublin and author of Introduction to Phenomenology (2000) among other workds.