Husserl Studies

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 187–194 | Cite as

Saulius Geniusas: The Origins of the Horizon in Husserl’s Phenomenology

Springer, Dordrecht, 2012 (Contributions to Phenomenology, Vol. 67), ISBN 978-94-007-4643-5 (hardbound), 978-94-007-4644-2 (e-book), 243 pp + xii, US-$ 129 (hardbound), US-$ 99 (e-book)
  • Luis Román Rabanaque

Saulius Geniusas’ work on the origins of the horizon is arguably the first book that specifically addresses this fundamental, yet frequently neglected, issue in Husserl’s phenomenology. It attempts to fill this gap in philosophical inquiry by highlighting the elementary fact of the irreducible horizonal givenness of both world and subjectivity, and he does so by taking as a clue the question of the horizon’s origins. The horizon’s unique feature consists in being a “peculiar figure of intentionality” whose problematic “unfolds as inseparably tied to the question of origins” (p. 9). The book is structured in 13 chapters arranged in three major Parts. The first chapter is a general introduction. Part I deals with the problem of the emergence of the horizon. Part II is concerned with the horizons of transcendental subjectivity, and Part III discusses the world-horizon.

The inquiry into the emergence of the notion of horizon begins in Chap. 2 of Part I by addressing Husserl’s remark that...


Objective Side Horizon Intentionality Noematic Sense Occasional Expression Absolute Substrate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CONICET/ANCBA/Universidad Católica ArgentinaBuenos AiresArgentina

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