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Husserl: An Analysis of His Phenomenology (Studies in Phenomenology & Existential Philosophy)

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Paul Ricoeur was one of the foremost interpreters and translators of Edmund Husserl's philosophy. These nine essays present Ricoeur's interpretation of the most important of Husserl's writings, with emphasis on his philosophy of consciousness rather than his work in logic. In Ricoeur's philosophy, phenomenology and existentialism came of age and these essays provide an int ...more
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Published December 1st 1967 by Northwestern University Press, U.S. (first published 1967)
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Ricoeur is a great philosopher, even if I don't agree with him always. Apparently he wrote a lot of this while a prisoner of war, I believe. It's a decent and profound if somewhat scattered introduction to the later Husserl-- the transition from the Logical Investigations to transcendental Idealism doesn't get much talk here. Interesting as a document, along with Sartre's M-P's, and Levinas's early writings, of what some of the first French readers of Husserl thought was most interesting in his ...more
Ricoeur on Husserl has his advantages and disadvantages. Despite the elegant contemporary design on the cover, the book was originally published in 1950. Ricoeur seems to have been a bit of an earnest existentialist. Witness the cryptic last sentence of chapter 1:
"Owing to this impressive mutation beginning from primarily logical preoccupations, phenomenology was prepared for the astonishing encounter with existential meditation coming from horizons quite foreign to Husserl- the tireless worker
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Paul Ricoeur (1913–2005) is widely recognized as one of the most distinguished philosophers of the twentieth century. In the course of his long career he wrote on a broad range of issues. His books include a multi-volume project on the philosophy of the will: Freedom and Nature: The Voluntary and the Involuntary (1950, Eng. tr. 1966), Fallible Man (1960, Eng. tr. 1967), and The Symbolism of Evil ( ...more
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