, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 141-148
Date: 31 Jan 2008

Elisabeth Schuhmann (ed.), Review of Edmund Husserl, Alte und Neue Logik: Vorlesungen 1908/09

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In recent years several volumes of Husserl’s lecture notes and courses from the years before the publication of his Ideen zu einer reinen Phänomenologie und einer phänomenologischen Philosophie (Hua III) in 1913 have been published under the excellent editorship of Elisabeth Schuhmann, who, together with her husband, the late Karl Schuhmann have made invaluable contributions to the better understanding of Husserl’s views. The present book, namely, Husserl’s course on logic of 1908–09 is especially important, since it belongs to the first years of the transcendental phenomenological period, inaugurated by Husserl’s 1907 lectures under the title Die Idee der Phänomenolgie (Hua II). Thus, as happens with his already published course of 1907–1908, Einleitung in die Logik und Erkenntnistheorie (Hua XXIV), it can serve to assess the impact, if any, of Husserl’s transcendental turn in his views on logic and mathematics. In fact, both books show very clearly, as do his Logik und allgemeine Wis ...