David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
On The Future of Husserlian Phenomenology. The New School for Social Research – The Husserl Archives in Memory of Alfred Schutz. (2007)
To ask about the future of Husserlian Phenomenology at this time is actually quite a natural gesture – caught up, as it is, in the anxiety wrought by the difficulties that come with the beginning of a new millennium and the malaise of the postmodern. Though, it must be borne in mind that it is a gesture that simultaneously puts the sense of ‘naturalness’ into question. It answers to a conscientious zeitgeist that seeks to catch itself in mid-act (between breaths) – as an attitudinal re-orientation, break, or moment of suspense – in order to find its bearings and to re-discover its responsibility as a rigorous philosophical praxis. And, as it does so, the history of the movement of phenomenology exemplifies nothing other than the constant re-iteration of this turn to momentarily step outside its history (or, at least, a naïve, un-reflective attitude to it) in order to re-turn to itself with greater clarity and precision. This is the epoché at the heart of phenomenology as it unfolds in time. Thus, in order to re-gather itself and to re-establish the sense / significance of its time / history so as to forge ahead, phenomenology must perpetually return to its beginnings. This is, arguably, the essence of the meaning of phenomenology as an ‘infinite task.’ This infinite task is none other than an infinite re-iteration of phenomenological questions that always remain open to further analysis. Such is the thought of a ‘phenomenology of phenomenology,’ which traces itself throughout Husserl's work.1 1 To ask about the future of Husserlian phenomenology already problematizes the idea of a ‘terminus.’ If this elicits panic and alarm in certain philosophic and scientific domains then this is only the effect of an orientation that has not grasped the meaning of epoché. It is a question of a change in consciousness itself – a transformation of the manner of waiting-towards the not-yet..
|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
Søren Overgaard (2008). How to Analyze Immediate Experience:. Hintikka, Husserl, and the Idea of Phenomenology. Metaphilosophy 39 (3):282–304.
Andrew W. Lamb (2007). Situating Phenomenology: Husserl's Acceptance of the Contextual Powers That Be. Journal of the History of Philosophy 45 (4):603-634.
Nicolas de Warren (2009). Husserl and the Promise of Time: Subjectivity in Transcendental Phenomenology. Cambridge University Press.
Martin Heidegger (1972). On Time and Being. New York,Harper & Row.
Donn Welton (1983). The Origins of Meaning: A Critical Study of the Thresholds of Husserlian Phenomenology. Distributors for the U.S. And Canada, Kluwer Boston.
Poul Lübcke (1999). A Semantic Interpretation of Husserl's Epoché. Synthese 118 (1):1-12.
Louis N. Sandowsky, After Derrida Before Husserl : The Spacing Between Phenomenology and Deconstruction.
Marcus Brainard (2007). “For a New World”: On the Practical Impulse of Husserlian Theory. [REVIEW] Husserl Studies 23 (1):17–31.
Added to index2009-07-15
Total downloads53 ( #35,177 of 1,413,175 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #94,196 of 1,413,175 )
How can I increase my downloads?