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Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Husserl and the Cartesian Meditations

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Husserl is one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century and his contribution to the phenomenology movement is widely recognised. The Cartesian Meditations is his most famous, and most widely studied work. The book introduces and assesses: Husserl's life and background to the Cartesian Meditations, the ideas and text of the Cartesian Meditations and the continuing imporance of Husserl's work to Philosophy.

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Overview

Husserl is one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century and his contribution to the phenomenology movement is widely recognised. The Cartesian Meditations is his most famous, and most widely studied work. The book introduces and assesses: Husserl's life and background to the Cartesian Meditations, the ideas and text of the Cartesian Meditations and the continuing imporance of Husserl's work to Philosophy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415287586
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/16/2003
  • Series: Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.81 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Note on Translations and Citations
List of Abbreviations
Introduction (1-2) 1
The 'Idea' of Philosophy 2
Husserl and Descartes 9
1 First Meditation (3-11) 15
The Epoche and the Transcendental Reduction 18
The Constitution of Objects 33
Transcendental Phenomenology and Psychology 43
Evidenz and Intuition 45
'The Cartesian Way' 54
2 Second Meditation (12-22) 60
Intentionality 64
The Concept of Horizon 75
'Sensualism' and the Sense-Datum Theory 79
Time-Consciousness and Hyle 86
Intentional Analysis 100
3 (Most of the) Fourth Meditation (30-39) 107
Ego, Person, Monad 108
Static and Genetic Phenomenology 115
Active and Passive Synthesis 125
Eidetic Phenomenology and the Nature of
Thought 133
Founding 143
Transcendental Instincts and 'Drive-Intentionality' 149
4 Third Meditation and Part of the Fourth (23-29, 40-41) 158
Reality and Reason 159
World 167
Reality as an 'Idea' 171
Reality and Objectivity 176
Husserl's Idealism 179
A Husserlian Proof of Idealism 183
Theoretical Science and the Life-World 188
Husserl's Metaphysics 200
5 Fifth Meditation (42-62) 212
The Sphere of Ownness 215
The Body 220
Empathy 224
Intersubjectivity 229
Empathy: The Wider Picture 235
The Status and Scope of Husserl's Account of Empathy 247
Conclusion (63-64) 252
App Original Passages from Husserl's Unpublished Manuscripts 258
Bibliography 265
Index 269
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