A. Staiti: Husserl’s Transcendental Phenomenology. Nature, Spirit, and Life

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Andrea Staiti
Cambridge University Press
November 2014
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Reviewed by: Corijn van Mazijk (Center for Subjectivity Research, Copenhagen)

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Transcendental phenomenology has a reputation of avoiding engagements with other scientists and philosophers, contemporary or past. Pure description of absolute consciousness demands, according to Husserl, a ‘bracketing’ of all scientific results, philosophical ideas, and of argumentation altogether. The phenomenological philosopher operates in a self-enclosed and systematically expanding field that is built up entirely from a priori principles, without being misguided by the theories and systems of knowledge constructed in the worlds of dogmatic science and philosophy.

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