Husserl's Phenomenology: Knowledge, Objectivity and Others

Husserl s Phenomenology Knowledge Objectivity and Others Kevin Hermberg s book fills an important gap in previous Husserl scholarship by focusing on intersubjectivity and empathy i e the experience of others as other subjects and by addressing the related i

  • Title: Husserl's Phenomenology: Knowledge, Objectivity and Others
  • Author: Kevin Hermberg
  • ISBN: 9780826489586
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Kevin Hermberg s book fills an important gap in previous Husserl scholarship by focusing on intersubjectivity and empathy i.e the experience of others as other subjects and by addressing the related issues of validity, the degrees of evidence with which something can be experienced, and the different senses of objective in Husserl s texts Despite accusations by commKevin Hermberg s book fills an important gap in previous Husserl scholarship by focusing on intersubjectivity and empathy i.e the experience of others as other subjects and by addressing the related issues of validity, the degrees of evidence with which something can be experienced, and the different senses of objective in Husserl s texts Despite accusations by commentators that Husserl s is a solipsistic philosophy and that the epistemologies in Husserl s late and early works are contradictory, Hermberg shows that empathy, and thus other subjects, are related to one s knowledge on the view offered in each of Husserl s Introductions to Phenomenology Empathy is significantly related to knowledge in at least two ways, and Husserl s epistemology might, consequently, be called a social epistemology a empathy helps to give evidence for validity and thus to solidify one s knowledge, and b it helps to broaden one s knowledge by giving access to what others have known These roles of empathy are not at odds with one another rather, both are at play in each of the Introductions if even only implicitly and, given his position in the earlier work, Husserl needed to expand the role of empathy as he did Such a reliance on empathy, however, calls into question whether Husserl s is a transcendental philosophy in the sense Husserl claimed.

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    1. i really enjoy not fully understanding this, i really enjoy thinking it inspires, i really enjoy trying- the only reason it is not a favourite, is that i do not know it well enough. it is at least encouraging to hear that husserl is difficult to grasp, not simply that i am stupid or unread. from what i understand of phenomenology, as originally conceived, as rigorous, dedicated, way of thinking, i can see where merleau-ponty takes off, where heidegger departsis is a concise book that builds argu [...]

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