By Robert Sokolowski

ISBN-10: 0521667925

ISBN-13: 9780521667920

This ebook offers the foremost philosophical doctrines of phenomenology in a transparent, full of life sort with an abundance of examples. The publication examines such phenomena as notion, images, mind's eye, reminiscence, language, and reference, and exhibits how human pondering arises from event. It additionally experiences own id as confirmed via time and discusses the character of philosophy. as well as supplying a brand new interpretation of the correspondence concept of fact, the writer additionally explains how phenomenology differs from either smooth and postmodern varieties of thinking.

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117 '" FTI, 279/H XVII, 246. us FIL 128-129IH XVII, 114. 116 eM, 12JH I, 53. '" FTI, 288/H XVII, 294; emphasis deleted. SCIENCE IN HUSSERL AND THE TRADITION 33 X. Conclusion Husserl's philosophy of science has often been faulted as dogmatic, unduly informed by a foundationalist epistemology. We found such charges to be unjustified on two counts. First, although Husserl was throughout his career an adherent of the strong foundationalist account of science, he limited the validity of that account to the purely deductive sciences.

They will never count as bodies of knowledge in the strict sense; although, as bodies of belief, they may be perfectly rational. The main reason why the natural sciences fall short of knowledge is that natural bodies are, for Locke, collocations of simple ideas between which we so Essay, IV,ii, 6. " Essay, IV,xiv,1. 52 Essay, IV,xv,5. SCIENCE IN HUSSERL AND THE TRADITION 17 can intuit no necessary relations. This is because the simple ideas composing the naturalsubstances-secondaryqualities for the most part-are dependent upon the primary qualities of the imperceptible material parts of natural substances.

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