Husserl's Phenomenology

Husserl s Phenomenology It is commonly believed that Edmund Husserl well known as the founder of phenomenology and as the teacher of Heidegger was unable to free himself from the framework of a classical metaphy

  • Title: Husserl's Phenomenology
  • Author: Dan Zahavi
  • ISBN: 9780804745468
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Paperback
  • It is commonly believed that Edmund Husserl 1859 1938 , well known as the founder of phenomenology and as the teacher of Heidegger, was unable to free himself from the framework of a classical metaphysics of subjectivity Supposedly, he never abandoned the view that the world and the Other are constituted by a pure transcendental subject, and his thinking in consequence rIt is commonly believed that Edmund Husserl 1859 1938 , well known as the founder of phenomenology and as the teacher of Heidegger, was unable to free himself from the framework of a classical metaphysics of subjectivity Supposedly, he never abandoned the view that the world and the Other are constituted by a pure transcendental subject, and his thinking in consequence remains Cartesian, idealistic, and solipsistic The continuing publication of Husserl s manuscripts has made it necessary to revise such an interpretation Drawing upon both Husserl s published works and posthumous material, Husserl s Phenomenology incorporates the results of the most recent Husserl research It is divided into three parts, roughly following the chronological development of Husserl s thought, from his early analyses of logic and intentionality, through his mature transcendental philosophical analyses of reduction and constitution, to his late analyses of intersubjectivity and lifeworld It can consequently serve as a concise and updated introduction to his thinking.

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    1. later addition: i have to mention this book only inspires me to read some husserl, to reread some already read, and though i am reading secondary lit- rather than husserl himself, think i am coming to understand him. that he might be difficult to read must be an analytic philosophy perception. but there are so many books to read and so little time.t review: i read this after many other phenomenonology books (150) so i cannot say if it works for a first book on husserl, but it is concise, direct, [...]

    2. This is good. So far, the best intro. to H. that I've read, and the shortest by a long shot. D.W. Smith's Routledge intro. (lime green + black jacket) is a lot fatter and a lot more diffuse than this, not managing to pull together the different threads of Husserl's phenomenology like Zahavi does, resulting in more of an overview. J.N. Mohanty's is interesting but a bit vague at key moments. Namely-- what is a noema?! Is (the early) Husserl a Platonist? Zahavi, for what it's worth, has answers. I [...]

    3. This is an excellent exposition of Husserl's thinking. However, I found it more accessible after reading Sokolowski's "Introduction to Phenomenology."

    4. Good introduction to Hussel. Though Hussel's ideas are still a little shaky for me, this book offered as much clarity to his thought as I think is possible.

    5. I read this as a supplement to my graduate level Phenomenology as a Tradition course. It was great to have, as we only spent 3 weeks on Husserl, and I (as well as several others in the class) found it hard to really wrap our heads around the big issues before flying on to Heidegger, Sartre and Merleau-Ponty (Levinas, Ricoeur, Zahavi himself upcoming). I think I might finally (sort of) get what the big picture is. I was rather disappointed by the conclusion, and how most of the content is probabl [...]

    6. Not an easy read, Zajavi's book nevertheless provides a good introduction to the philosophy of Husserl. It seeks to revive Husserl's reputation as philosopher in his own right, and not merely as a predecessor to Heidegger. Husserl tried to discover the foundation for the human understanding of the world. In his early work, he placed intentionality (directedness towards objects)at the heart of subjectivity, seeing intentionality as a condition for appearance and meaning. Later he devised his tran [...]

    7. Eigentlich kann man dieses Buch gar nicht genug loben. Zahavi gelingt es hier auf 150 Seiten das riesengroße Werk von einem der größten Denker des 20. Jahrhunderts konzise darzustellen. Er spricht dabei alle wichtigen Elemente in Husserls Denken an und geht auch auf Kritiken gegen Husserl ein. Wer eventuell schon ein wenig Husserl gelesen hat oder einfach mal einen sehr schönen Überblick zu ihm bekommen möchte macht mit diesem Buch sicherlich keinen Fehler.

    8. I have found Zahavi's explanation of Husserl's Phenomenology the most straight forward and clear approach to Husserl for a novice I have found. If one is beginning to explore phenomenology, this book is a must to get started.

    9. Good introduction goes beyond the published material. Maybe I can tackle The Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology eventually.

    10. So delightfully clear. I read it far too quickly, but I am most excited to go back through it with a little more care (and perhaps side-by-side with some of Husserl's own writings).

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