The Value of the Question in Husserl’s Perspective

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 103)


Within Edmund Husserl’s phenomenology, the concept of question seems to be essentially connected to the concept of science, reason and language. Nevertheless, the position of the concept within phenomenological philosophy seems to be merely marginal. The article aims at the reconstruction of the inner development of the concept of question from the Logical Investigation to the Husserl’s mature philosophy. The reconstruction points out two possible concepts of the question, i.e., the instrumental and the existential concept. The latter involves responsibility as the condition of human practice. This article asserts that the very notion of question is fundamental for all phenomenological inquiry.


Logical Investigation Human Existence Objective Science Horizon Point Human Practice 
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