Tag: existentialism

  • The Phenomenological Reduction: rising above the world

    The Phenomenological Reduction: rising above the world

    Over my last few posts, I have outlined various aspects of Husserlian phenomenology, including the descriptive method, the meaning of essences, and the natural attitude. In this post, I will describe Husserl’s conception of the phenomenological reduction. As I have explained previously, Husserl argues that we cannot philosophize within the natural attitude without serious problems,…

  • Edmund Husserl: in love with philosophy

    Edmund Husserl: in love with philosophy

    Edmund Husserl (1859-1938) was the founder of one of the most important philosophical movements of the 20th century, namely, Phenomenology. He was born in Proßnitz in the Margraviate of Moravia in the Austrian Empire (today Prostějov in the Czech Republic) to Jewish parents, and his initial academic pursuits were in physics and mathematics. Indeed, his…