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The Husserlian Mind

Edited By

Hanne Jacobs

ISBN 9780367198671
Published July 1, 2021 by Routledge
568 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Edmund Husserl (1859-1938) is widely regarded as the principal founder of phenomenology, one of the most important movements in twentieth-century philosophy. His work inspired subsequent figures such as Martin Heidegger, his most renowned pupil, as well as Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, all of whom engaged with and developed his insights in significant ways. His work on fundamental problems such as intentionality, consciousness, and subjectivity continues to animate philosophical research and argument.

The Husserlian Mind is an outstanding reference source to the full range of Husserl's philosophy. Forty chapters by a team of international contributors are divided into seven clear parts covering the following areas:

  • major works
  • phenomenological method
  • phenomenology of consciousness
  • epistemology
  • ethics and social and political philosophy
  • philosophy of science
  • metaphysics.

Contained in these sections are chapters on many of the key aspects of Husserl's thought, including intentionality, transcendental philosophy, reduction, perception, time, self and subjectivity, personhood, logic, psychology, ontology, and idealism.

Offering an unparalleled guide to the enormous range of his thought, The Husserlian Mind is essential reading for students and scholars of Husserl, phenomenology, and the history of twentieth-century philosophy. It will also be of interest to those in related fields in the humanities, social sciences, and psychology and the cognitive sciences.

Table of Contents

Introduction Hanne Jacobs

Part 1: Major Works

1. The First Breakthrough: Psychology, Theory of Knowledge, and Phenomenology of Meaning in Logical Investigations Pierre-Jean Renaudie

2. "If I am to call myself a philosopher." Husserl’s Critical Phenomenology of Reason in Ideas I Nicolas de Warren

3. Cartesian Meditations: Husserl’s Pluralist Egology Sara Heinämaa

 4. Formal and Transcendental Logic—Husserl’s Most Mature Reflection on Mathematics and Logic Mirja Hartimo

5. Husserl’s Crisis of the European Sciences: The "Teleological-historical Way" into Transcendental Philosophy Dermot Moran

Part 2: Phenomenological Method 

6. Transcendental Idealism and The Copernican Turn in Kant and Husserl Dominique Pradelle 

7. The Transcendental and the Eidetic Dimensions of Husserl’s Phenomenology: A Look at the Early Reception of Ideas I Andrea Staiti

8. Eidetic Description in Husserl’s Phenomenology Rochus Sowa

9. Reduction and Reflection after the Continental-Analytic Divide Jacob Rump

10. The Genetic Turn. Husserl’s Path toward the Concreteness of Experience Jagna Brudzińska

11. Husserl’s Transcendental Phenomenology Steven Crowell

Part 3: Phenomenology of Consciousness

12. Husserlian Intentionality Christopher Erhard

13. The Normative Turn of Perceptual Intentionality and its Metaphysical Consequences (or why Husserl was neither a disjunctivist nor a conjunctivist) Maxime Doyon

14. Back to Basics: Husserl Phenomenology of Inner Time-Consciousness – what it does and what it can do Lanei M. Rodemeyer

15. Normality as Embodied Space: The Body as Transcendental Condition of Experience Maren Wehrle

16. Husserl’s Phenomenology of Acts of Imagination Michela Summa

17. Emotions and Moods in Husserl’s Phenomenology Denis Fisette

18. Husserl’s Theory of Judgment and Its Contemporary Relevance Chad Kidd

19. Language: Its Ground in the World of Experience and Its Function in the Constitution of a Common World Roberto Walton

20. Husserl on Other Minds Philip J. Walsh

21. From No Ego to Pure Ego to Personal Ego Dan Zahavi  

Part 4: Epistemology 

22. Husserl’s Account of Cognition and the Legacy of Kantianism Clinton Tolley

23. Husserl on the Connections Among Knowledge, Intentionality, and Consciousness Walter Hopp

24. Sources of Knowledge: On the Variety and Epistemic Force of Experiences Philipp Berghofer

25. Husserl’s Complex Concept of Objectivity John J. Drummond

26. Husserl on Epistemic Agency Hanne Jacobs

Part 5: Ethics and Social and Political Philosophy

27. The Battlefield of Reason and Feeling. Husserl on the History of Philosophy in Search of a Phenomenological Ethics Inga Römer

28. The Ethics of Husserl and His Contemporaries (Lipps, Pfänder, and Geiger) Mariano Crespo

29. Evaluative Experience: Intentional Complexity and Moral Teleology Sonja Rinofner-Kreidl

30. The Person as a Fragile Project. On Personhood and Practical Agency in Husserl Sophie Loidolt

31. Husserl on Social Groups Sean Petranovich

32. Husserl’s Idea of Philosophy as a Universal, Strict Science and its Ethical Meaning in the Context of the Crises of Today. Reflections from Outside of Europe Esteban Marín-Ávila

Part 6: Philosophy of Science

33. Husserl’s Theory of Science Marco Cavallaro

34. Phenomenological Psychology as Philosophy of Mind Jeff Yoshimi

35. Phenomenology and History David Carr

36. Physics with a Human Face: Husserl and Weyl on Realism, Idealism, and the Nature of the Coordinate System Harald Wiltsche

Part 7: Metaphysics

37. The Development of Husserl’s Concept of Metaphysics Daniele De Santis

38. Mapping Husserl’s Ontology and its Boundaries Claudio Majolino

39. From Institution to Critique: Husserl’s Concept of Teleology Timo Miettinen 

40. Phenomenology, Teleology, and Theology Emiliano Trizio.


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Hanne Jacobs is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Tilburg University, The Netherlands. She is the co-editor of Husserl Studies and the series editor of the Series in Continental Thought. She also sits on the board of directors of CARP (Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology).


'I am not aware of any recent collection of pieces by Husserl scholars that includes so many of the most important names in the field. Hanne Jacobs has demonstrated an astonishing prowess at organizing not only the material within the text but also in choosing and arranging contributors for this compilation.' - Mitchell Atkinson III, Phenomenological Reviews

'This collection of 40 essays covers an immense breadth of research in Husserlian phenomenology. ... The volume as a whole emphasizes Husserl’s relevance to these areas of fundamental philosophical thought generally. ... Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty.' - J. Donohoe, CHOICE