1 The present volume is rich in essential phenomenological descriptions 2 and insightful historico-critical analyses, some of which cannot be fully appreciated, however, except by close examination on the part of the reader. Accordingly, such a task ought to be left to the consideration and judgment of the latter, save where such discussions are directly relevant to the topics I will be dwelling upon. I prefer, then, to approach the matters and questions contained here otherwise, namely, archeologically. In this I 3 follow Jose ´ Huertas-Jourda, the editor of the corresponding French vol- 4 ume, in his felicitous terminological choice, although I adopt it here for my purposes in an etymological sense, i. e. , as signifying a return to prin- 5 ciples or origins. This, after all, is consistent not only with the spirit and practice of phenomenology, as acknowledged by Aron Gurwitsch often enough, but as well with what he has actually said, to wit: it is a qu- tion of 1 Cf. , e. g. , infra,in An Outline of Constitutive Phenomenology, Chapter 4, pp. 185 ff. (Henceforth I shall refer to this book as Outline. ) This essay will be devoted to the study of selected parts of the contents of this volume, although, when necessary, use will be made here of other works by various authors, including Gurwitsch. 2 Cf. , e. g. , ibid. , Chapter 3, pp. 107 ff.
About the Author
Jorge Garia-Gomez wrote his dissertation under Gurwitsch and is a specialist in Spanish phenomenology, above all Ortega y Gasset.
Table of ContentsAn Outline of Constitutive Phenomenology. List of Abbreviations. Editor’s and Translator’s Introduction. Author’s Introduction. 1. The Problem of the Philosophy of Consciousness. 2. The Natural Attitude and the Phenomenological Reduction. 3. The Conception of Consciousness. 4. The Structure of the Perceptual Noema. Some Fundamental Problems of Constitutive Phenomenology. I. The Equivalent of Consciousness. II. The Object as Transcendental Clue. III. The General Structures of Evidence. IV. Objects and Consciousness. V. The Phenomenological Reduction. Conclusion. Theme and Attitude. Husserl’s Theory of the Intentionality of Consciousness in Historical Perspective. I. Historical Roots of Husserl’s Problems. II. Outlines of the Theory of Intentionality. Conclusion. Towards a Theory of Intentionality. The Phenomenology of Perception: Perceptual Implications. The Perceptual World and the Rationalized Universe. Critical Reviews. Notes. Bibliography. Index.