Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Husserl and the Cartesian Meditations

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Husserl and the Cartesian Meditations

by A.D. Smith

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Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Husserl and the Cartesian Meditations by A.D. Smith

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134444953
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/16/2003
Series: Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 433 KB

Table of Contents

Note on Translation and Citations
The 'Idea' of Philosophy
Husserl and Decartes
Chapter One: First Meditation
The Epoche and the Transcendental Reduction
The Constitution of Objects
Transcendental Phenomenology and Psychology
Evidenz and Intuition
The Cartesian Way
Chapter Two: Second Meditation
The Concept of Horizon
'Sensualism' and the Sense-Datum Theory
Time-Consciousness and Hyle
Intentional Analysis
Chapter Three: (Most of the) Fourth Meditation
Ego, Person, Monad
Static and Genetic Phenomenology
Active and Passive Synthesis
Eidetic Phenomenology and the Nature of Thought
Transcendental Instincts and 'Drive-Intentionality'
Chapter Four: Third Meditation and Past of the Fourth
Reality and Reason
Reality as an 'Idea'
Reality and Objectivity
Husserl's Idealism
A Husserlian Proof of Idealism
Theoretical Science and the Life-World
Husserl's Metaphysics
Chapter Five: Fifth Meditations
The Sphere of Ownness
The Body
Empathy: The Wider Picture
The Status and Scope of Husserl's Account of Empathy
Appendix: Original Passages from Husserl's Unpublished Manuscripts
Bibliography of Works Cited

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