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Metaphysical Neutrality in Logical Investigations

  • Dan Zahavi
Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 164)

Abstract

One of the striking features of Logical Investigations is its metaphysical neutrality. What are the implications of this neutrality? Should it be counted among the many virtues of the work, or rather mourned as a fateful shortcoming? In an article published in the beginning of the 1990s, I answered this question rather unequivocally.1 At that time I considered the neutrality in question to be highly problematic. In the meantime, however, I have had the pleasure of reading Jocelyn Benoist’s recent work Phénoménologie,sémantique, ontologie, where he argues for the opposite conclusion, criticizing my own interpretation in the process. In the light of this criticism, I would like to use this occasion to reconsider the question anew.

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Logical Investigation Intentional Object Intentional Content External Reality Intended Object 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Zahavi
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  1. 1.University of CopenhagenDenmark

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