Husserl and Heidegger on Being in the World

Husserl and Heidegger on Being in the World

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It is a study of the phenomenological philosophies of Husserl and Heidegger.
Through a critical discussion including practically all previously published English and German literature on the subject, the aim is to present a thorough and evenhanded account of the relation between the two. The book provides a detailed presentation of their respective projects and methods, and examines several of their key phenomenological analyses, centering on the phenomenon of being-in-the-world. It offers new perspectives on Husserlian and Heideggerian phenomenology, e.g. concerning the importance of Husserl's phenomenology of the body, the relationship between the Husserlian concept of "constitution" and Heidegger's notion of "transcendence", as well as in its argument that "being" designates the central phenomenon for both phenomenologists.
Though the study sacrifices nothing in terms of argumentative rigor or interpretative detail, it is written in such a way as to be accessible and rewarding to non-specialists and specialists alike.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 12.95mm | 454g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2004
  • X, 226 p.
  • 9048165792
  • 9789048165797

Table of contents

Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Introduction. I: Natural Attitude and Everyday Life. 1. Objects in the Lifeworld. 2. Subjects in the Lifeworld. 3. 'Inside' or 'Outside' the Natural Attitude. 4. The Thesis of the Natural Attitude. 5. Anxiety. II: The Question of Constitution. 1. The Need for the Question of Constitution. 2. The Epoche. 3. The Transcendental Reduction. 4. The Noematic Correlate. 5. Reduction and Constitution. 6. Constitutive Phenomenology. III: The Question of Being. 1. The Need for the Question of Being. 2. Phenomenology. 3. Husserl's Epoche. 4. Formal Indication. 5. Fundamental Ontology. 6. The Destruction of the Ontological Tradition. 7. Phenomenological Ontology. IV: World. 1. Object-Intentionality and World. 2. World as Horizon. 3. World as a Referential Whole. 4. The Phenomenon of World. V: Subjectivity. 1. Intersubjectivity. 2. Transcendental vs. Mundane Subjectivity: Some Initial Considerations. 3. Dasein: Some Initital Considerations. 4. Transcendental Subjectivity and the Body. 5. Subjectivity. VI: Constitution, Transcendence and Being. 1. Understanding of Being and Intentionality. 2. Constitution and Transcendence. 3. Understanding the Being of Equipment: Some Clarifications. 4. The Being of Equipment. 5. The 'Mundane' Subject. 6. The Being of Subject. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index of Names.
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"Overgaard's reading and assessment of Husserl and Heidegger is quite breathtaking. He has clearly dealt with both thinkers in depth and his interpretation always remains subtle and to the point. Most impressive is his account and defence of the everyday where he not only draws on Heidegger but moreover on texts by Husserl which are rarely discussed. Overgaard's stimulating and illuminating book is a necessary acquisition for anyone who is interested in phenomenology." (Lilian Alweiss, Husserl Studies, Vol. 24, 2008)
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"Overgaard's reading and assessment of Husserl and Heidegger is quite breathtaking. He has clearly dealt with both thinkers in depth and his interpretation always remains subtle and to the point. Most impressive is his account and defence of the everyday where he not only draws on Heidegger but moreover on texts by Husserl which are rarely discussed. Overgaard's stimulating and illuminating book is a necessary acquisition for anyone who is interested in phenomenology." (Lilian Alweiss, Husserl Studies, Vol. 24, 2008)
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