The Other Husserl

The Other Husserl : The Horizons of Transcendental Phenomenology

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With provocations on every page, this book is a philosophical feast. The specialist will find familiar ingredients assembled here in a perspicuous and compelling way, while the nonspecialist will discover a Husserl whose philosophy is made of flesh and blood." -Journal of the History of PhilosophyIn this thorough study of the full body of his writings, Donn Welton uncovers a Husserl very different from the established view. Arguing against established interpretations, The Other Husserl traces Husserl's move from static to genetic phenomenology and uses accounts of perception, discourse, subjectivity, and world to elaborate the scope of his systematic phenomenology. This serious reflection on the meaning of phenomenology is the first book in English to outline in full Husserl's phenomenological method and to argue for its cogency. Welton's stimulating interpretation highlights Husserl's relevance for current philosophical debates.show more

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  • Book | 520 pages
  • 151.4 x 228.1 x 30mm | 689.47g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0253215587
  • 9780253215581
  • 1,008,823

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In this significant work, Edmund Husserl, the founder of 20th-century phenomenology, a highly influential theory of knowledge, receives a thorough and excellent analysis. Welton (SUNY, Stony Brook) surveys Husserl's published and unpublished complex writings in order to develop an alternative interpretation to the standard one promulgated by Husserl's critics and supporters. To accomplish this task, Welton undertakes to evaluate or reconstruct the phenomenological method as a whole. Although primarily very supportive, he also reviews some of the critiques or limits to the method. (Deeper criticisms could have been dealt with, though, especially from the analytic movement.) Husserl's relationship to Heidegger's Being and Time is also explored, and Cartesian and Kantian influences are discussed through Husserl's foundational philosophy. This technical study is an important contribution to phenomenology, to be read by specialists and perhaps by their students. Only those well versed in the field can determine whether Welton succeeds in offering a viable logical alternative to the standard Husserl, or if such a standard exists; this reviewer would have liked more concrete examples. Over 60 pages of notes and lengthy bibliography. Black and white photos. Recommended for Continental philosophy collections.M. P. Maller, Columbia College Chicago, Choice, December 2001 "In this significant work, Edmund Husserl, the founder of 20th-century phenomenology, a highly influential theory of knowledge, receives a thorough and excellent analysis...This technical study is an important contribution to phenomenology..." -Choice, December 2001show more

About Donn Welton

Donn Welton is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is editor of The Essential Husserl: Basic Writings in Transcendental Phenomenology (Indiana University Press).show more

Table of contents

Preliminary Table of Contents: AcknowledgmentsList of Abbreviated TitlesIntroduction: Thinking about HusserlPart 1. Contours: The Emergence of Husserl's Systematic Phenomenology1. The Phenomenological Turn2. Descriptive Eidetics3. Categorial Phenomenology and Ontology4. The Transcendental in Transcendence5. Cartesian Enclosures6. Transcendental Disclosures7. From Categorial to Constitutive Phenomenology8. The Turn to Genetic Analysis9. Genetic PhenomenologyPart 2. Critique: The Limits of Husserl's Phenomenological Method10. Transcendental Psychologism11. Transcendental Phenomenology and the Question of Its Legitimacy12. Husserl and the JapanesePart 3. Constructions: Toward a Phenomenological Theory of Contexts13. World as Horizon14. Horizon and Discourse15. The Margins of the WorldAppendix: The Standard InterpretationNotesBibliographyIndexshow more

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