Human Studies

, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 555-561

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The Way from the Ideal of Science: The Other Motivation for the Transcendental Phenomenological Reduction in the Doctoral Dissertation of Dorion Cairns

  • Lester EmbreeAffiliated withCollege of Arts and Letters, Florida Atlantic University Email author 

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Cairns presents a plausible two-part, step by step, approach seemingly developed in Husserl’s “workshop” to transcendental phenomenology that is independent of culture and history, refines a concept of knowledge and its references to worldly things, encounters a difficulty, and resolves it through recognition of a non-worldly apodictic core of consciousness distinct from being in the real temporal, spatial, and causal world.


Husserl Cairns Reduction Transcendental Knowledge Science