This collection of more than two dozen essays by philosophy scholars of international repute traces the profound impact exerted by Husserl’s Meisterwerk, known in its shortened title as Ideen, whose first book was released in 1913. Published to coincide with the centenary of its original appearance, and fifty years after the second book went to print in 1952, the contributors offer a comprehensive array of perspectives on the ways in which Husserl’s concept of phenomenology influenced leading figures and movements of the last century, including, among others, Ortega y Gassett, Edith Stein, Martin Heidegger, Aron Gurwitsch, Ludwig Landgrebe, Dorion Cairns, Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jacques Derrida and Giles Deleuze.
In addition to its documentation and analysis of the historical reception of these works, this volume also illustrates the ongoing relevance of the Ideen, offering scholarly discussion of the issues raised by his ideas as well as by the figures who took part in critical phenomenological dialogue with them. Among the topics discussed are autism, empathy, the nature of the emotions, the method and practice of phenomenology, the foundations of ethics, naturalism, intentionality, and human rights, to name but a few. Taken together, these specially commissioned original essays offer an unrivaled overview of the reception of Husserl‘s Ideen, and the expanding phenomenological enterprise it initiated. They show that the critical discussion of issues by phenomenologists continues to be relevant for the 21st century.
About the Author
Lester Embree (PhD, New School for Social Research, 1972) is William F. Dietrich Eminent Scholar in Philosophy, Florida Atlantic University. He was for 20 years President of the Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology, Inc. and precipitated the founding of the Organization of Phenomenological Organizations, among other things. He led the editing of the Encyclopedia of Phenomenology (1997), a number of other volumes, and most recently the Handbook of Phenomenological Aesthetics (2010) and has authored Fenomenologia Continuada (2007), Environment Technology Justification (2008), Reflective Analysis, 2nd ed.(2011), Animism, Adumbration, Willing, and Wisdom (2012), and Schutzian Theory of Cultural Science (forthcoming). He is chiefly interested in the theory of the cultural disciplines, theoretical archaeology in particular. Thomas Nenon (PhD, University of Freiburg 1983) is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis. He worked as an editor at the Husserl-Archives and instructor at the University of Freiburg before coming to University of Memphis. His teaching and research interests include Husserl, Heidegger, Kant and German Idealism, hermeneutics, and the philosophy of the social sciences. He is currently the President of the Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology and has served as review editor for Husserl Studies, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, and as Director of the Center for the Humanities at the University of Memphis, and where he currently also serves as the Vice Provost for Assessment, Institutional Research and Reporting. He is the author of Objektivität und endliche Erkenntnis (Alber: Freiburg 1986), co-editor of Husserliana Vols. XXV and XXVII, editor or co-editor of six other books, and editor of over forty scholarly articles. His current research interests include Husserl's theories of personhood and subjectivity and Kant and Hegel's practical philosophy.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- INITIAL AND CONTINUED RECEPTION.- 1. José Ortega y Gasset and Human Rights, J.M. Díaz Álvarez.- Reading and Rereading Ideen in Japan, T. Tani.- Edith Stein and Autism, K.M. Haney.- Ludwig Ferdinand Clauss and Racialization, R. Bernasconi.- The Ideen and Neo-Kantianism, A. Staiti.- The Distinctive Structure of the Emotions, A.J. Steinbock.- From Natural Attitude to Life-World, D. Moran.- Husserl on the Human Sciences in Ideen II, T.M. Seebohm.- AFTER WORLD WAR I.- The Spanish Speaking World and José Vasconcelos, A. Zirión.- The Ideen and Italy, R.Sacconghi.- Martin Heidegger and the Grounding of Action, T.J. Nenon.- Aron Gurwitsch and the Transcendence of the Physical, W. McKenna.- Ludwig Landgrebe and Marginal Consciousness, D. Marcelle.- Dorion Cairns, Empirical Types, and Field of Consciousness, L. Embree.- Ideen I and Eugen Fink, R. Bruzina.- Emmanuel Levinas and a Soliloquy of Light and Reason, N. de Warren.- Jan Patočka and Built Space, J. Dodd.- The Ideen in the Portuguese Speaking World, P.M.S. Alves.- Alfred Schutz and the Problem of Empathy, M. Barber.- Jean-Paul Sartre and Phenomenological Ontology, M. C. Eshleman.- Simone de Beauvoir and Life, U. Björk.- Merleau-Ponty and Lifeworldly Naturalism, T. Toadvine.- AFTER WORLD WAR II.- Paul Ricoeur and the Praxis of Phenomenology, N. Depraz.- Post-War German Reception of Ideen I and Reflection, S. Geniusas.- Ideen I Confronting its Critics, R.R.P. Lerner.- Jacques Derrida and the Future, V.W. Cisney.- Gilles Deleuze, and Hearing-Oneself-Speak, L. Lawlor.- Thoughts on the Translation of Husserl‘s Ideen, Erstes Buch, F. Kersten.- Notes on Contributors.