Transcendental Phenomenology?

  • Rudolf BernetEmail author
Part of the Contributions To Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 72)


Investigating the nature of the phenomenological reduction to phenomena and the limits of Husserl’s transcendental phenomenology, this article pleads in favor of an interrogative, intuitive, and world-oriented style of phenomenological research. Such a phenomenology is required by phenomena that do not lend themselves to an analysis in terms of a constituting transcendental ego and of an eidetic science directed at the apodictically necessary structures of a pure consciousness. The phenomenological method must thus allow, besides a transcendental and eidetic phenomenological science, for a quasi-empirical phenomenology of events and historical traditions.


Husserl Merleau-Ponty Transcendental phenomenology Intentionality Intentional correlation Life-world Idealism Eidetics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Husserl ArchivesKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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