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2010-04-16
Heidegger and Husserl
No  phrase so vividly captures the Husserl-Heidegger debate than "the  battle of giants".Unfortunately the battle has its murkier side that sometimes threatens to reduce its protagonists to a state


of caricature.What it takes to a highly talented,original thinker disciple to shrink from an evocative state of scholarly indebtedness to a grudging sense of complain for his guru.Passions


 erupt,sentiment overflows and what not.Clearly the Husserl-Heidegger controversy is the century's most pathetic instance of failure of human communication.     

2010-04-27
Heidegger and Husserl
Heidegger's question is significant:What is the being of intentionality?
Husserl's attempt to get at the givenness of intentionality is perhaps
the culmination of substance ontology inaugurated by Descartes.
Interestingly Husserl himself has vouched for his affiliation with
Descartes to set philosophy as a rigorous science free from
unexamined presuppositions. 

2010-09-09
Heidegger and Husserl
But then,to accuse Husserl of not doing something,namely not raising the question of being,is unfair,for Husserl was never in favor of beginning an inquiry with already taken for granted assumptions.Therefore Husserl saw in Heidegger's attempt a lapse into anthropology.So this anthropological construal can always be explained away in phenomenology.So concepts like facticity,throwness can also be phenomenologically deconstructed.
Is it that both party failed to read each other's position correctly?We must remember that the Husserl-Heidegger dabate has an emotional dimension (because of Heidegger's involvement in Nazism)to it.