Phenomenology is one of the most pervasive and influential schools of thought in twentieth-century European philosophy. This book provides a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the idea of the imagination in Husserl and Heidegger. The author also locates phenomenology within the broader context of a philosophical world dominated by Kantian thought, arguing that the location of Husserl within the Kantian landscape is essential to an adequate understanding of phenomenology both as an historical event and as a legacy for present and future philosophy.
Brian Elliot completed his doctoral research at the University of Freiberg under the supervision of Heidegger's former assistant, Friedrich-Wilhelm von Herrmann. His thesis on Heidegger and Aristotle, Anfang unde Ende in der Philosophy, was published in berlin in 2002. Since 2000 he has taught philosophy at University College Dublin, where he is currently engaged in research on the idea of aesthetic community.