Husserl Studies

, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 89–95 | Cite as

S. Taguchi, Das Problem des ‘Ur-Ich’ bei Edmund Husserl: Die Frage nach der selbstverständlichen ‘Nähe’ des Selbst

Springer, Dordrecht, 2006, (Series Phaenomenologica, vol. 178), US-$ 199.00, € 139.05 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-4020-4854-8
  • Søren OvergaardEmail author

First of all, before everything else conceivable, I am. […] Whether convenient or inconvenient, and even though (because of no matter what prejudices) it may sound monstrous to me, it is the primal matter-of-fact to which I must hold fast, which I, as a philosopher, must not disregard for a single instant. For children in philosophy, this may be the dark corner haunted by specters of solipsism and, perhaps, of psychologism, of relativism. The true philosopher, instead of running away, will prefer to fill the dark corner with light (Hua XVII, pp. 243–244; Husserl 1969, p. 237).

This quotation from Formal and Transcendental Logic brings Shigeru Taguchi’s book, Das Problem des ‚Ur-Ich’ bei Edmund Husserl, to a close.1 The quote is a happy choice. For it seems to me that the problem of the Ur-Ich(“primal I”), at least to some extent, has been a dark, poorly illuminated corner within Husserl scholarship. And it has been so, I suspect further, because many commentators have felt that with...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of HullHullUK

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