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 introduction to Edmund Husserl's philosophy, with specific emphasis on his development of phenomenology. This book is a comprehensive guide to Husserl's thought from its origins in nineteenth-century concerns with the nature of scientific knowledge and with psychologism, through his breakthrough discovery of phenomenology and his elucidation of the phenomenological method, to the late analyses of culture and the life-world. Husserl's complex ideas are presented in a clear and expert manner. Individual chapters explore Husserl's key texts including Philosophy of Arithmetic, Logical Investigations, Ideas I, Cartesian Meditations and Crisis of the European Sciences. In addition, Moran offers penetrating criticisms and evaluations of Husserl's achievement, including the contribution of his phenomenology to current philosophical debates concerning consciousness and the mind.

Edmund Husserl is an invaluable guide to understanding the thought of one of the seminal thinkers of the twentieth century. It will be helpful to students of contemporary philosophy, and to those interested in scientific, literary and cultural studies on the European continent.


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User Review  - Frank Spencer - Goodreads

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

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User Review  - Justin - Goodreads

This is a lovely little book and a nice introduction to Husserl. I highly recommend reading a book like this before tackling Husserl. In fact, I don't really recommend tackling Husserl unless you're ... Read full review


Life and Writings
Husserls Conception of Philosophy
The Philosophy of Arithmetic 1891
Logical Investigations 19001901
The Eidetic Phenomenology of Consciousness
An Infinite Project
The Ego Embodiment Otherness Intersubjectivity and the Community of Monads
Husserls Contribution to Philosophy

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About the author (2005)

Dermot Moran is Professor of Philosophy at University College Dublin and author of Introduction to Phenomenology (2000) among other workds.