Husserl's Phenomenology Hardback

Knowledge, Objectivity and Others

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Husserl's Phenomenology

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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 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: empathy helps to give evidence for validity and thus to solidify one's knowledge, and 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.

Husserl's Phenomenology by Hermberg was published by Continuum in November 2006 and is our 55755th best seller. The ISBN for Husserl's Phenomenology is 9780826489586.

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Details for Husserl's Phenomenology

Author / Artist
Book Formathardback
PublisherContinuum (November 2006)
Number of Pages158
Thickness11 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code124725
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