Phenomenology and the Problem of Time

  • Michael R. Kelly

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlviii
  2. Phenomenology and the Problem of Time

  3. The Problem of Time and Phenomenology

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 219-256

About this book


This book explores the problem of time and immanence for phenomenology in the work of Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Jacques Derrida. It provides an in-depth analysis of phenomenology’s central notions of intentionality, immanence, and temporality, suggesting a new perspective on themes central to phenomenology and its development as a movement. 

The author raises for debate the question of where phenomenology begins and ends. Detailed readings of immanence in light of the more familiar problems of time-consciousness and temporality provide the framework for evaluating both Husserl's efforts to break free of modern philosophy's notions of immanence, and the influence Hiedegger's criticism of Husserl exercised over Merleau-Ponty's and Derrida's alternatives to Husserl's phenomenology.


phenomenology time intentionality immanence time conciousness Edmund Husserl Maurice Merleau-Ponty Martin Heidegger history history of philosophy Jean-Paul Sartre modern philosophy philosophy

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael R. Kelly
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  1. 1.San DiegoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-34785-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-31447-5
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