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The Dissociation The Abandoning of Genesis and the Logicist Temptation

in The Problem of Genesis in Husserl's Philosophy

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780226143156
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226143774 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226143774.003.0004
The Dissociation The Abandoning of Genesis and the Logicist Temptation

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This chapter focuses on Husserl's perception that logically objective entities cannot be reduced to psychological acts that aim at them or seem to produce them. He recognizes the insufficiency of particular sciences considered in their multiplicity having doubts about the a priori possibility of a pure logic outside any conditioning and any historico-psychological production. Husserl is concerned to safeguard the sense of psychological genesis and the objective value of logical essences without spoiling the unity of the subject. He shows that it is impossible to give an account of the objectivity after analyzing the psychologist interpretation of the fundamental principles of logic. He plans to bring to light a domain of constitution that is neutral and absolutely original, where logic and psychology, both engendered and founded, resolve their opposition, by assimilating and assuming the most legitimate, the most well-founded discourse of psychologism and logicism.

Keywords: Husserl; a priori; pure logic; historico-psychological production; psychological genesis; psychologism; logicism

Chapter.  6891 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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