Advertisement

Epoché: Meaning, Object, and Existence in Husserl’s Phenomenology

  • Oded Balaban
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 80)

Abstract

The phenomenological reduction and the intuition of (essences Wesensanschauung),crystallized under the concept of epoché, have been subject to so many diverse interpretations that, were we to regard them all as valid, we would have to conclude that Husserl himself had a very imprecise idea of this highly technical term. Harrison Hall believes that epoché means “to set aside or abstain from questions of reference so as to focus on meaning.”1 According to Aron Gurwitsch, its concern is “with objects as meant and intended.”2 For Jacques Derrida, it entails even “the reduction of constituted eidetics and then of its own language.”3 Indeed, for Herbert Spiegelberg, it has become “the most controversial issue between the main trends of phenomenology”4 whereas for Maurice Merleau-Ponty “There is no other problem in which Husserl has invested more time in order to understand himself” than that of the phenomenological reduction.5 Spiegelberg’s accusation is against the interpreters, and Merleau-Ponty’s is against the author.

Keywords

Original Intention Ontological Status Intentional Object Quotation Mark Perceptual Data 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Bibliography

  1. Balaban, O. and Avshalom, A. “The Ontological Argument Reconsidered,” Philosophy Research Archives XV, 1989–90.Google Scholar
  2. Ben-Zeev, A. and Strauss, M. “The Dualistic Approach to Perception,” Man and World 17 (1984).Google Scholar
  3. Derrida, Jacques. Edmund Husserl’s Origin of Geometry: An Introduction. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989Google Scholar
  4. Farber, Marvin. The Foundation of Phenomenology, Albany: State University of New York, 1943.Google Scholar
  5. Gurwitsch, Aron. “Edmund Husserl’s Conception of Phenomenological Psychology,” in Embree, Lester (ed.), Aron Gurwitsch: Phenomenology and the Theory of Science, Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1974.Google Scholar
  6. Gurwitsch, Aron. Studies in Phenomenology and Psychology. Evanston IL: Northwestern University Press, 1966.Google Scholar
  7. Hall, Harrison. “Husserl’s Realism and Idealism,” in Husserl’s Phenomenology, J. N. Mohanty and R. McKenna (eds.), Lanham MD: Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology and University Press of America, 1989.Google Scholar
  8. Hall, Harrison. “Husserl’s Realism and Idealism,” in Husserl’s Phenomenology, Mohanty, J. N. and R. McKenna (eds.), Lanham, MD: Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology and University Press of America, 1989.Google Scholar
  9. Hartmann, Nicolai. Zur Grundlegung der Ontologie. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1934.Google Scholar
  10. Hegel, W. F. G. Vorlesungen über die Philosophie der Religion, Jaeschke, Walter. (ed.). Hamburg: Meiner, 1983.Google Scholar
  11. Husserl, Edmund. Cartesianische Meditationen und Pariser Vorträge (Hua. I), S. Strasser (ed.). The Hague: Nijhoff, 1963.Google Scholar
  12. Husserl, Edmund. The Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology, (trans. David Carr ). Evanston IL: Northwestern University Press, 1970.Google Scholar
  13. Husserl, Edmund. Ideas Pertaining to a Pure Phenomenology and to a Phenomenological Philosophy, First Book (Edmund Husserl, Collected Works, Vol. II), trans. F. Kersten. The Hague: Nijhoff, 1982.Google Scholar
  14. Husserl, Edmund. Die Idee der Phänomenologie. Fünf Vorlesungen (Hua II ), W. Biemel, (ed.). The Hague, Nijhoff, 1973.Google Scholar
  15. Husserl, Edmund. Ideen zu einer reinen Phänomenologie und phänomenologischen Philosophie, (Hua III), W.Biemel (ed.). The Hague: Nijhoff, 1950.Google Scholar
  16. Husserl, Edmund. Die Krisis der europäischen Wissenschaften und die transzendentale Phänomenologie: Eine Einleitung in die phänomenologische Philosophie (Hua VI), W. Biemel (ed.). The Hague: Nijhoff, 1954.Google Scholar
  17. Husserl, Edmund. Logische Untersuchungen,Vol. I (Hua XVIII), E. Holenstein, (ed.). The Hague: Nijhoff, 1975. Husserl, Edmund. Logische Untersuchungen,Vol. II (Hua XIX/1)Google Scholar
  18. U. Panzer (ed.). The Hague: Nijhoff, 1984.Google Scholar
  19. Lyotard, Jean-François. La phénoménologie. Paris: P. U. F., 1976.Google Scholar
  20. Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. Phénoménologie de la perception, Paris: Gallimard, 1945.Google Scholar
  21. Nagel, Thomas. The View from Nowhere. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986.Google Scholar
  22. Ricoeur, Paul. A Key to Husserl’s Ideas I, (trans. B. Harris and J. Bouchard Spurlock ). Milwaukee WI: Marquette University Press, 1996.Google Scholar
  23. Spiegelberg, Herbert. “The `Reality-Phenomenon’ And Reality,” in Philosophical Essays In Memory of Edmund Husserl, M. Farber (ed.). New York: Greenwood Press, 1968.Google Scholar
  24. Strauss, Michael. Empfindung, Intention und Zeichen, Typologie des Sinntragens. Freiburg: Karl Alber, 1984.Google Scholar
  25. Thévenaz, Pierre. “La question du point de départ radical chez Husserl et Descartes,” in Problèmes actuels de la phénoménologie, H. L. van Breda (ed.). Brussels: Desclée de Brouwer, 1952, pp. 9–30.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Oded Balaban
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HaifaHaifaIsrael

Personalised recommendations