David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy of the Social Sciences 27 (3):328-353 (1997)
In the debate between the natural science and the phenomenological or hermeneutical approaches in the human sciences, a third alternative described by Husserl has been widely ignored. Contrary to frequent assumptions, Husserl believed that a purely phenomenological method is not generally the appropriate approach for the empirical human sciences. Rather, he held that although they can and should make important use of phenomenological analysis, such sciences should take their basic stance in the "natural attitude," the ordinary commonsense lifeworld mode of understanding which cuts across the divergent abstractive specializations of natural science and phenomenology Human science in the natural attitude, shorn of its naivete by phenomenological insight, would be the field of descriptive concrete sociocultural sciences capable of taking a truly explanatory approach to their subject matter, persons and personal formations. In practice, both Weber and Freud exemplify the method recommended by Husserl.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Nam-In Lee (2009). Husserl의 현상학과 Schutz의 현상학적 사회학(Husserl's Phenomenology and Schutz's Phenomenological Sociology). Schutzian Research 1:129-147.
Robert Keith Shaw (2010). Husserl's Phenomenological Method in Management. In Proceedings of the ANZAM conference, Adelaide, Australia. Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management.
Rudolf Bernet (2002). Unconscious Consciousness in Husserl and Freud. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 1 (3):327-351.
Timothy M. Costelloe (1996). Between the Subject and Sociology: Alfred Schutz's Phenomenology of the Life-World. Human Studies 19 (3):247 - 266.
Sebastian Luft (2011). Subjectivity and Lifeworld in Transcendental Phenomenology. Northwestern University Press.
Andrzej Klawiter (2004). Why Did Husserl Not Become the Galileo of the Science of Consciousness? Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 82 (1):253-271.
Andrea Staiti (2009). Systematische Überlegungen Zu Husserls Einstellungslehre. Husserl Studies 25 (3):219-233.
Joseph Becker (1993). The Essential Nature of the Method of the Natural Sciences: Response to A. T. Nuyen's "Truth, Method, and Objectivity: Husserl and Gadamer on Scientific Method&Quot;. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 23 (1):73-76.
A. T. Nuyen (1990). Truth, Method, and Objectivity Husserl and Gadamer on Scientific Method. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20 (4):437-452.
Sebastian Luft (1998). Husserl's Phenomenological Discovery of the Natural Attitude. Continental Philosophy Review 31 (2):153-170.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads14 ( #122,861 of 1,140,119 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #62,159 of 1,140,119 )
How can I increase my downloads?