Edmund Husserl’s Anthropological Proposal in the Ideen I/II

  • Mobeen Shahid
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 89)


Trans Lation Transcendental Subjectivity Pure Phenomenology Natural Determination Eidetic Reduction 
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  1. 1.
    E. Husserl, Ideas pertaining to a Pure Phenomenology and to a Phenomenological Philosophy, First Book, F. Kersten (trans.) (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1983), § 13. Here we will use Kersten’s translation. Another translation can be suggested as well: E. Husserl, Ideas: General Introduction to Pure Phenomenology, W. R. Gibson (trans.) (New York: Macmillan, 1967).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Angela Ales Bello, “The Generative Principles of Phenomenology, Their Genesis, Development and Early Expansion,” p. 34, in Analecta Husserliana, Phenomenology World-Wide, Encyclopedia of Learning, Vol. LXXX, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (ed.) (Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002).Google Scholar
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    E. Stein also recognizes the validity of this method; Beiträge zur philosophischen Begründung der Psychologie und der Geisteswissenschaften, in Jahbrbuch für Philosophie und phänomenologische Forschung, Vol. V, Halle, 1922 and re-edited by Max Niemeyer Verlag, Tübingen, 1975.Google Scholar
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    E. Husserl, Ideen I, § 31.Google Scholar
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    E. Husserl, Ideen I § 41.Google Scholar
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    Husserliana IV, Ideen zu einer reinen Phänomenologie und phänomenologischen Philosophie, Zweites Buch, Phänomenologische Untersuchungen zur Konstitution, Richard Rojcewicz and André Schuwer (English trans.) (Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1989), p. 420, see also § 49, p. 183.Google Scholar
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    E. Husserl, Ideen I § 9, § 10.Google Scholar
  8. 10.
    Ibid., § 3, p. 8.Google Scholar
  9. 11.
    Ibid., p. 9.Google Scholar
  10. 12.
    Angela Ales Bello, Fenomenologia dell’essere umano (Roma: Città Nuova Editrice, 1992), pp. 23–70.Google Scholar
  11. 13.
    E. Husserl, Ideen I, pp. 11–12.Google Scholar
  12. 14.
    Ibid., pp. 14–15.Google Scholar
  13. 15.
    Ideen II, p. 409.Google Scholar
  14. 16.
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    Hua. I, Cartesianische Meditationen und Pariser Vorträge, S. Strasser (ed.) (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1973), § 41. See as well Sebastian Luft, “Husserl’s Notion of the Natural Attitude and the Shift to Transcendental Phenomenology,” Analecta Husserliana, Vol. LXXX, pp. 114–118.Google Scholar
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    Karl Schuhmann, Husserl-Chronik, Denk-und Lebensweg Edmund Husserls (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1977), pp. 202, 219.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., pp. 269, 273.Google Scholar
  19. 21.
    Ideen II, § 33, p. 145.Google Scholar
  20. 22.
    Ibid., § 3, pp. 5–6.Google Scholar
  21. 23.
    Ibid., pp. 29–61.Google Scholar
  22. 24.
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    Ideen II, § 18.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., § 20, p. 98.Google Scholar
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  26. 28.
    Ideen II, § 1, p.3.Google Scholar
  27. 29.
    Ibid., §1–§18.Google Scholar
  28. 30.
    Ibid., p. 91.Google Scholar
  29. 31.
    Ibid., § 18, pp. 70–71.Google Scholar
  30. 32.
    Ibid, § 18, p. 61.Google Scholar
  31. 33.
    Ibid., p. 77.Google Scholar
  32. 34.
    Ibid., p. 74. Also § 41, p. 167: “The same Body which serves me as means for all my perception obstructs me in the perception of it itself and is a remarkably imperfectly constituted thing”.Google Scholar
  33. 35.
    Ibid., p. 83.Google Scholar
  34. 36.
    Ibid., pp. 94–95.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., § 33, “The unity of the soul is a real unity in that, as unity of the psychic life, it is joined with the Body as unity of the Bodily stream of being, which for its part is a member of nature”.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., § 49, p. 185.Google Scholar
  37. 39.
    Ibid., § 19–§ 20.Google Scholar
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    Ales Bello, “The Generative Principles of Phenomenology...,” p. 53.Google Scholar
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    Ideen II, § 45, pp. 174–175.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., § 49, p. 190.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., § 49, p. 183.Google Scholar
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    Ales Bello, “The Generative Principles of Phenomenology...,” p. 53. See: Ideen II, § 50, § 54.Google Scholar
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    Ideen II, § 56, “Motivation as the Fundamental Law of the Spiritual World”.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., § 55. The spiritual Ego has an intentional and real relation with the surrounding world.Google Scholar
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    Ales Bello, “The Generative Principles of Phenomenology...,” p. 53. In Ideen II, § 51, p. 208 Husserl defines Empathy as the following: “It is characteristic of empathy that it refers to an originary Body-spirit-consciousness but one I cannot myself accomplish originarily, I who am not the other and who only function, in regard to him, as comprehending analogon”.Google Scholar
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    Ideen II, § 51, pp. 203–204.Google Scholar
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    Ales Bello, “The Generative Principles of Phenomenology,” p. 54.Google Scholar
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    Id., L’universo nella coscienza — introduzione alla fenomenologia di Edmund Husserl, Edith Stein, Hedwig Conrad-Martius (Pisa: Edizioni ETS, 2003), pp. 30–40.Google Scholar
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    Id., “The Generative Principles of Phenomenology...”. See also her Husserl — sul problema di Dio (Rome: Studium, 1985).Google Scholar

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  • Mobeen Shahid
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  1. 1.Pontifical Lateran UniversityVatican City

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