The Horizons of Continental Philosophy

Essays on Husserl, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty

  • Hugh J. Silverman
  • Algis Mickunas
  • Theodore Kisiel
  • Alphonso Lingis

Part of the Martinus Nijhoff Philosophy Library book series (MNPL, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Husserl

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kathleen M. Haney
      Pages 32-61
    3. James R. Mensch
      Pages 62-92
    4. Harry Reeder, Lenore Langsdorf
      Pages 93-129
  3. Heidegger

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Eugene T. Gendlin
      Pages 133-152
    3. Hugh J. Silverman
      Pages 153-167
    4. Wilhelm S. Wurzer
      Pages 168-189
  4. Merleau-Ponty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Allen S. Weiss
      Pages 251-271
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 289-305

About this book


lacan. Barthes. Jakobson. Horkheimer. Adorno. Gadamer. Ricoeur. Foucault. Deleuze. Derrida. lyotard. Vattimo. Kofman. and Irigaray are also part of that outer horizon of continental philosophy. The purpose of this volume however is to establish that space within the core of continental philosophy -­ specifically in relation to the work of Husserl. Heidegger. and Merleau-Ponty -- and to move out to some of its various horizons. In some cases. these horizons are set by the history of philosophy. in others by newer directions in contemporary philosophy. and in others by alternative modes of philosophizing. The horizons also appear in areas as diverse as epistemology and the philosophy of science. metaphysics. philosophical psychology. and aesthetics. Furthermore. these limits are set by the relationships between philosophy and other disciplines such as psychology. communication theory. and the arts. Nevertheless the volume is organized around each of the three major figures in the phenomenological core of continental philosophy. The twelve essays provide important investigations into current research -- they represent the range and skills of contemporary work in relation to Husserl. Heidegger. and Merleau-Ponty. In themselves however they indicate advances in philosophical research and are hardly simple commentaries on these three figures. Husserl. Heidegger. and Merleau-Ponty constitute texts on the basis of which phenomenology is taken to its limits -- and even beyond.


Edmund Husserl Jacques Lacan Martin Heidegger Maurice Merleau-Ponty hermeneutics philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Hugh J. Silverman
    • 1
  • Algis Mickunas
    • 2
  • Theodore Kisiel
    • 3
  • Alphonso Lingis
    • 4
  1. 1.State University of New York at Stony BrookUSA
  2. 2.Ohio UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Northern Illinois UniversityUSA
  4. 4.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8308-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3350-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-5090
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