What Is a Phenomenon? The Concept of Phenomenon in Husserl’s Phenomenology

  • Wolfgang Kienzler
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 34)


In this presentation I want to point out to you something that no doubt all of you have seen many times. This will be a little like walking on the beautiful Campus Universitario of Santiago. 1 Right in its middle there is a basin of water with water-lilies in it an a fountain springing up. At one end of the basin stands a very remarkable tree. I myself walked by this tree many times without noticing anything special, but then I was struck by its branches which stick out in all different directions to give it a bizarre shape. And as I looked more closely I found the leaves of this tree to be even more interesting: they are quite unlike the leaves ofany tree I have ever seen. I do not know if many of you have also noticed this tree, but maybe the next time you pass it you will give it a closer look.


Actual Phenomenon Transcendental Phenomenology Phenomenological Reduction Pure Consciousness Concrete Mental Process 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Kienzler
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  1. 1.University of ConstanceGermany

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