Husserl, Child Education, and Creativity

  • Graziella Morselli
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 31)


Edmund Husserl, in Ideen II,1 left us a phenomenological analysis of the growth of the person that did not consider childhood at all, and it could hardly be otherwise in a systematic application of the phenomenological method. For this method, indeed, analysis cannot but commence from adult subjectivity, since the conditions of analysis are reflective thought and the a priori transcendental absolute, and these conditions inevitably fix the researcher’s starting point within the ambit of subjective — one could even say solipsist — thought, in any case, thought that has reached a highly developed stage.


Phenomenological Analysis Reflective Thought Categorial Judgment Analogical Inference Adult Subjectivity 
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  • Graziella Morselli
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  1. 1.RomeItaly

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