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(2019) Peirce and Husserl, Dordrecht, Springer.

On the arising of the I in Peirce and Husserl

Susi Ferrarello

pp. 185-197

In this chapter 1 discuss how the ego arises within the lived experiences of the concrete human being by comparing Husserl's and Peirce's notions of the constitution of the "I". This chapter consists of a comparative examination of Husserl's genetic phenomenology and Peirce's category of secondness. It compares Husserl's notion of awakening of the ego with Peirce's psychological notion of ego reaction. In contrast to Spiegelberg, Philos Phenomenol Res,17(2):164–185, (1956: 170) claim according to which the "Heraclitean" picture of Peirce's system is a "major obstacle to a full-scale comparison between the two phenomenologies", I try to show that it is precisely this Heraclitean image of the soul that makes Peirce and Husserl's systems, after all, so surprisingly similar.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-25800-9_10

Full citation:

Ferrarello, S. (2019)., On the arising of the I in Peirce and Husserl, in M. Shafiei & A. J. Pietarinen (eds.), Peirce and Husserl, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 185-197.

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