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  1. Oksala, J. (2016). Feminist Experiences: Foucauldian and Phenomenological Investigations. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press (cited parenthetically in text hereafter).

  2. That Oksala looked to the Logical Investigations for unpacking Husserl’s discussion of meaning and linguistic expression is understandable.

  3. I am thinking here of Husserl’s work on method in the 1920s in important texts such as Formal and Transcendental Logic, the Passive and Active Synthesis manuscripts along with Experience and Judgment, and Phenomenological Psychology.

  4. See for instance, Aldea and Allen (2016); also, Wehrle (2016).

  5. It is in this way that I take Merleau-Ponty’s work, who, as Oksala notes (fn.2, 167), perhaps did not reject the reductions after all, as he is often considered.

  6. There are interesting questions surrounding the teleology of this method as well as the teleology of intentionality itself, which I have written about (Aldea 2017) and will not rehash here.


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Aldea, A.S. Comments on Johanna Oksala’s Feminist Experiences. Cont Philos Rev 52, 125–134 (2019).

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