Husserl’s Phenomenology and Its Significance for Contemporary Psychology

  • F. J. J. Buytendijk
Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 103)


If one wishes to grasp clearly the significance of Husserl’s philosophy for contemporary psychology it is surely not enough to establish by a series of citations that in the publications of contemporary psychologists certain theses, thoughts, and concepts of the great German thinker occur in their original formulation. It would be a mistake to regard the rapidly increasing frequency with which we encounter the expressions “phenomenon” and “phenomenology,” “intentionality” and “act,” “life-world” and “bracketing,” and “intuition” in psychological papers as an unambiguous sign of Husserl’s direct and decisive influence on psychological thinking and methodological principles.


Phenomenological Method Philosophical Reflection Modern Psychology Contemporary Psychology Intentional Attribution 
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