The Role of Historicity in Man’s Creative Experience: A Comparative Analysis of the Ideas of Kant, Hegel, Husserl, Heidegger, and the Hermeneutical School

  • Maija Kūle
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 31)


We welcome this Congress for its decision to discuss problems of time and historicity in the context of a comparison of the ideas of Hegel and Husserl. Hegel is a figure of world stature in classical philosophy, which expresses faith in reason, spirituality, rationalism, logic, system, and the absolute, and in the possibility of discovering the identity between spirit and being. Husserl is a figure of no less significance in contemporary philosophy, and he represents an attempt to uphold rationalism in analyzing consciousness and expresses faith in reason and in the meaningfulness of culture and history. Almost one hundred years separate them and a radical reevaluation of cultural values. Fifty more years separate contemporary phenomenology, hermeneutics, and all of us from time of Husserl — the beginning of our era. The question arises: can all of these philosophers — Hegel, Husserl, modern phenomenologists, hermeneutists — be embraced by one and the same tradition of thought, that of posing and approaching the problem of historicism? And has the notion of the historicity changed in relation to man’s creative experience?


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maija Kūle
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  1. 1.Institute of Philosophy and LawThe Latvian Academy SciencesUSA

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