Articles tagged 'husserl'

Case Against Quine’s Case for Psychologism (The)

Article (Philosophy)

"Whoever remains caught up within the sphere of general reflections may allow himself to be deceived by the psychologistic arguments. A mere glance at any one logical Law, at its true meaning and at the insightfulness with which it is...

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Comments on Smith and Talmy

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In a certain traditional and obvious sense, the human being is a substance, with observable properties and deeper-lying characteristics (properties and dispositions). That is, it has properties but is not a property, endures through time and space, and stands in...

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Critical Study of Husserl and Intentionality (A)

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I This remarkable book is one of the most significant studies in Husserl's philosophy to appear in recent decades. It is a major expression of a tendency in Husserl interpretation that has been developing for some time, rooted primarily...

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Finding the Noema

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Edmund Husserl was notable for his insistence that the primary work of the philosopher was finding things. Most importantly, the philosopher has the task of finding the 'things' that philosophers themselves talk about, in order to see if they really...

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For Lack of Intentionality

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ABSTRACT: Much of contemporary Philosophy of Language has attempted to explain the relationship between language and the objects referred to by it without recourse to the intentionality of acts of consciousness, as Husserl and other Phenomenologists have understood it. This...

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Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Phenomenology

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Counseling Practice and Its Knowledge Base Counseling is a practical field, in which specific actions are taken to achieve prescribed ends. The field exists for the sake of those ends, but, like all practical domains, it presupposes a body of...

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How Concepts Relate the Mind to its Objects:  The ‘God’s Eye View’ Vindicated

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I What is it for an object to be "before" the mind in thought, or in consciousness generally? And how, exactly, are "concepts" necessarily involved in such a case? Everyone seems to agree that they are involved. There must in...

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Husserl’s Critique of ‘Extensional’ Logic: ‘A Logic That Does Not Understand Itself’

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I In Part II of Husserl's "great last work," as the Crisis is sometimes called, we find two passages in which he comments upon what he took to be an important and utter failure on the part of "die...

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Integrity of the Mental Act: Husserlian Reflections on a Fregian Problem (The)

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There is a general structure present in the event of something standing before us as the object of our consciousness. Obviously, for not just any event is an event of this sort. Such an event must be one with characteristic...

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Intentionality and the Substance of the Self

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When I was first contacted about contributing to this session, the thought expressed to me was that it might be good to do something to promote dialogue between Continental and Analytic temperaments within the Society of Christian Philosophers. That was...

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Is Derrida’s View of Ideal Being Rationally Defensible?

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"Certainly, there be that delight in giddiness; and count it a bondage to fix a belief; affecting freewill in thinking as well as in acting. And though the sects of philosophers of that kind be gone, yet there remain certain...

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Knowledge

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It is clear from this exposition that fulfillment as well as Knowing--which indeed is only another word for the same thing--can be characterised as an act of re-identification. (Husserl, VIth Investigation, Subsection 8) We have equated fulfillment with Knowledge (in the...

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Knowledge and Naturalism

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There is an objective difference between one who has knowledge of something and one who does not. This is true in both the occurrent and the dispositional senses of "knowledge" and "knows." That is, whether or not X has knowledge...

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Mereological Essentialism Restricted

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Do wholes have their parts essentially? If y is ever a part of x, is the property of having y as one of its parts then essential to x, so that y will necessarily be a part of x as...

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Phenomenology and Metaphysics

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I Under the heading of "Husserl's Ontology" I have chosen to discuss the troubled relationship between phenomenology and metaphysics. Like oil and water, they are not supposed to mix except as subjects of thought and discourse. Doing phenomenology is...

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Predication as Originary Violence:  A Phenomenological Critique of Derrida’s View of Intentionality

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What happens to intentionality in the thought of Jacques Derrida? When he is finished--when the terminological chain of differance has been finely interwoven with and marked off from that of "presence"--what has been made of that common state of...

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Realism Sustained? Interpreting Husserl’s Progression Into Idealism

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It is generally believed among those familiar with Husserl’s philosophy that in his earlier career he adopted a realist theory of knowledge, represented by his Logical Investigations, and that he later modified that realist theory in such a...

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Realist Analysis of the Relationship Between Logic and Experience (A)

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By "logic" I shall understand the intellectual and practical contents of academic courses under the heading of "Logic," and that would take in the contents of the textbooks used and lectures given in such courses. So we wish here to...

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Redemption of Reason (The)

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I’m speaking this morning on "The Redemption of Reason" because I think that is the most salient thing I can talk about from the point of view of my work as a philosopher. The task assigned to me...

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Rollinger, Robin D., Husserl’s Position in the School of Brentano

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This useful volume is said by the author to be "first and foremost concerned with Husserl's relation with other pupils of Brentano." (p. 3) "Given the influence of Brentano on Husserl and others," he remarks, "the question naturally arises how...

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Significance of Husserl’s Logical Investigations (The)

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This is a topic which anyone with a high regard for the Investigations must contemplate with sorrow and some amazement, though not entirely without hope. I There are three different perspectives, at least, from which one might consider it. 1. With...

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Theory of Wholes and Parts and Husserl’s Explication of the Possibility of Knowledge in the Logical Investigations (The)

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My proximate aim in this paper is to clarify the vital role of the IIIrd "Investigation" in Husserl's project for his Logical Investigations (LI).1 My ultimate aim is to show how the LI opened the way to--indeed, constituted--a realist...

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Who Needs Brentano?The Wasteland of Philosophy Without its Past

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In the volume of studies which forms the immediate background for this conference1, we read of "the oblivion into which the figure and thought of Brentano have fallen," and of his current "invisibility." (pp. xv, 9, etc.) I believe Brentano to...

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Wholes, Parts and the Objectivity of Knowledge

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§ 1. Ontology Presupposed in Epistemology Ontology has frequently been understood as the theory of the ultimate classes of existents or entities and of characteristics of and structures that belong to all entities merely as such.1 Understood in this way acts...

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Why Semantic Ascent Fails

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1. Introduction. Linguistic philosophy is rumored to be dead and gone, its passing unnoticed until long after the fact, and largely unmourned. Gilbert Harman, for one, places its demise well into the past, referring to ". . . the arguments that undermined [note the...

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World Well Won (The):Husserl’s Epistemic Realism One Hundred Years Later

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By "epistemic realism" I understand the view that the objects of veridical thought and perception both exist and have the characteristics they are therein discovered to have without regard to whether or not they are in any way actually present...

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