Husserl and Heidegger on Being in the World

  • Søren Overgaard

Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 173)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Søren Overgaard
    Pages 1-8
  3. Søren Overgaard
    Pages 9-30
  4. Søren Overgaard
    Pages 31-68
  5. Søren Overgaard
    Pages 69-103
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    Pages 104-130
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    Pages 131-163
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    Pages 164-201
  9. Søren Overgaard
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 207-233

About this book


It is a study of the phenomenological philosophies of Husserl and Heidegger.
Through a critical discussion including practically all previously published English and German literature on the subject, the aim is to present a thorough and evenhanded account of the relation between the two. The book provides a detailed presentation of their respective projects and methods, and examines several of their key phenomenological analyses, centering on the phenomenon of being-in-the-world. It offers new perspectives on Husserlian and Heideggerian phenomenology, e.g. concerning the importance of Husserl's phenomenology of the body, the relationship between the Husserlian concept of "constitution" and Heidegger's notion of "transcendence", as well as in its argument that "being" designates the central phenomenon for both phenomenologists.
Though the study sacrifices nothing in terms of argumentative rigor or interpretative detail, it is written in such a way as to be accessible and rewarding to non-specialists and specialists alike.


Edmund Husserl Martin Heidegger body concept phenomenology

Authors and affiliations

  • Søren Overgaard
    • 1
  1. 1.Danish National Research Foundation: Center for Subjectivity ResearchUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6579-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2239-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0079-1350
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