Husserl's Legacy

Husserl's Legacy : Phenomenology, Metaphysics, and Transcendental Philosophy

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Dan Zahavi offers an in-depth and up-to-date analysis of central and contested aspects of the philosophy of Edmund Husserl, the founder of phenomenology.

What is ultimately at stake in Husserl's phenomenological analyses? Are they primarily to be understood as investigations of consciousness or are they equally about the world? What is distinctive about phenomenological transcendental philosophy, and what kind of metaphysical import, if any, might it have? Husserl's Legacy offers an interpretation of the more overarching aims and ambitions of Husserlian phenomenology and engages with some of the most contested and debated questions in
phenomenology. Central to its interpretative efforts is the attempt to understand Husserl's transcendental idealism. Husserl's Legacy argues that Husserl was not an internalist, nor a quietist when it comes to metaphysical issues; that he assigned a fundamental importance to facticity and intersubjectivity;
and that he was not opposed to all forms of naturalism.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 143 x 220 x 19mm | 414g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199684839
  • 9780199684830
  • 1,080,294

Table of contents

Introduction: Husserl's legacy
1: Introspection and reflection
2: Metaphysical neutrality
3: The transcendental turn
4: Internalism, externalism, and transcendental idealism
5: The naturalist challenge
6: Real realism
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...all of the advantages of Zahavi's excellent readings of Husserl and the positions he takes in Husserl's Legacy regarding the continued importance and relevance of phenomenology are preserved in this account. And for those readings and positions-with their exceptional clarity and importance-we are indebted and grateful. John J. Drummond, Fordham University, Husserl Studies
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Dan Zahavi has written an observant and sympathetic account of Husserl's philosophy viewed in a contemporary context. * D.W. Smith, European Journal of Philosophy * Zahavi's latest book, Husserl's Legacy, is a major achievement * Joona Taipale, ProtoSociology * Clear, well-informed, and persuasive. * Tom Nenon, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews * Over the past twenty-five years, Dan Zahavi has established himself as a foremost interpreter of Edmund Husserl's phenomenology and a leading contributor to the development of contemporary phenomenology. He is renowned for showing that phenomenology is a viable and valuable alternative for addressing contemporary controversies in the philosophy of mind, the cognitive sciences, and social ontology and epistemology. Both facets of his work are on display in
Husserl's Legacy. * John Drummond, Husserl Studies * ...all of the advantages of Zahavi's excellent readings of Husserl and the positions he takes in Husserl's Legacy regarding the continued importance and relevance of phenomenology are preserved in this account. And for those readings and positions-with their exceptional clarity and importance-we are indebted and grateful. * John J. Drummond, Fordham University, Husserl Studies *
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About Dan Zahavi

DAN ZAHAVI is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Subjectivity Research at the University of Copenhagen. He is author and editor of more than 25 volumes including Husserl's Phenomenology (Stanford 2003), Subjectivity and Selfhood (MIT Press 2005), The Phenomenological Mind (with Shaun Gallagher, Routledge 2008/2012), and most recently Self and Other (OUP 2014). His work has been translated into more than 25
languages. He is co-editor in chief of the journal Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, and recently edited The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Phenomenology (OUP 2012).
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