The Philosophy of Edmund Husserl

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Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 2, 2012 - Philosophy - 310 pages
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The present volume containing the dissertation of Dorion Cairns is the first part of a comprehensive edition of the philosophical papers of one of the foremost disseminators and interpreters of Husserlian phenomenology in North-America.

Based on his intimate knowledge of Husserl’s published writings and unpublished manuscripts and on the many conversations and discussions he had with Husserl and Fink during his stay in Freiburg i. Br. in 1931-1932 Cairns’s dissertation is a comprehensive exposition of the methodological foundations and the concrete phenomenological analyses of Husserl’s transcendental phenomenology.The lucidity and precision of Cairns’s presentation is remarkable and demonstrates the secure grasp he had of Husserl’s philosophical intentions and phenomenological distinctions. Starting from the phenomenological reduction and Husserl’s Idea of Philosophy, Cairns proceeds with a detailed analysis of intentionality and the intentional structures of consciousness. In its scope and in the depth and nuance of its understanding, Cairns’s dissertation belongs beside the writings on Husserl by Levinas and Fink from the same period.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Transcendental Phenomenological Reduction Husserls Concept of the Idea of Philosophy
1
Chapter 2 General Nature of Intentionality
21
Chapter 3 General Structure of the ActCorrelate
29
Chapter 4 Thetic Quality
41
Chapter 5 ActHorizon
51
Chapter 6 Founded Structures
56
Chapter 7 Direct and Indirect Impressional and Reproductive Consciousness
69
Chapter 8 Evidence
77
Chapter 16 The Constitution of Immanent Objects and the General Nature of Association
163
Chapter 17 Spontaneity in General Attention
187
Chapter 18 Doxic Explication
201
Chapter 19 The EgoAspect of Evidence and the Evidence of Reflection
211
Chapter 20 Syntactical Acts and Syntactical Objects
217
Chapter 21 The Eidos and the Apriori
239
Chapter 22 Value Objects and Practical Objects
257
Chapter 23 Conceptualization and Expression
263

Chapter 9 Fulfilment
86
Chapter 10 Pure Possibility
95
Chapter 11 Recapitulation and Program
101
Chapter 12 The Egological Reduction
109
Chapter 13 Primordial SensePerception
119
Chapter 14 Primordial SensePerception Continued
129
Chapter 15 The Founding Strata of Primordial SensePerception
143
Chapter 24 The Transcendental Ego
275
Chapter 25 The Transcendental Monad
281
Chapter 26 The Other Mind and the Intersubjective World
285
Chapter 27 Conclusion
293
Index
299
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Dorion Cairns (1901-1973) studied at Harvard, studied three and a half years with Husserl, and taught 1953-1969 on the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at the New School for Social Research.

Lester Embree (1938- )studied with Cairns at the New School and holds an endowed chair at Florida Atlantic University.

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