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Husserl's Phenomenological Epistemology

in Kant and Phenomenology

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780226723402
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226723419 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226723419.003.0005
Husserl's Phenomenological Epistemology

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This chapter examines the phenomenological epistemology of Edmund Husserl. It argues against the claim that Husserl's position emerged out of his critical reception of Franz Brentano and suggests that it was out of his reaction to Immanuel Kant. The chapter considers the development of Husserl's position as a continuing effort to resolve difficulties, particularly with respect psychologism. It also analyzes the changing phenomenological position of Husserl in his works Logical Investigations, Ideas, and The Idea of Phenomenology and discusses his theory of phenomenology as transcendental idealism.

Keywords: Edmund Husserl; phenomenological epistemology; Franz Bretano; Immanuel Kant; psychologism; Logical Investigations; Ideas; Idea of Phenomenology; transcendental idealism

Chapter.  15891 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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