Edmund Husserl is the founder of phenomenology and the Logical Investigations is his most famous work. It had a decisive impact on twentieth century philosophy and is one of few works to have influenced both continental and analytic philosophy.
This is the first time both volumes have been available in paperback. They include a new introduction by Dermot Moran, placing the Investigations in historical context and bringing out their contemporary philosophical importance.
These editions include a new preface by Sir Michael Dummett.
'…Most welcome. For years students and teachers of Husserl's 'breakthrough' work, as he calls it, have had to contend with the original hardcover edition that was almost as inaccessible as it was expensive…members of graduate seminars can now avail themselves of a reasonably priced, complete edition…Adding to the attrativeness of these editions are their prefaces and introductions…In his brief preface Dummett notes the importance and potential of the work, given its timely traditions. Moran's substantial introduction is richly documented (the footnotes are a treasure trove) and lucidly written.' - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
On the Theory of Wholes and Parts (Investigation III, Volume II of the German Edition)
The Distinction between Independent and Non-independent Meanings (Investigation IV, Volume II of the German Edition)
On Intentional Experiences and their 'Contents' (Investigation V, volume II of the German Edition)
Elements of a Phenomenological Elucidation of Knowledge (Investigation IV, Volume II of the German Edition)