Rediscovering Phenomenology

Phenomenological Essays on Mathematical Beings, Physical Reality, Perception and Consciousness

  • Luciano Boi
  • Pierre Kerszberg
  • Frédéric Patras

Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 182)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Spatiality and the Phenomenology of Perception

  3. Phenomenology and the Foundations of Natural Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-172
    2. Giuseppe Longo
      Pages 195-227
  4. Phenomenology, Logic, and Mathematics

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 387-393

About this book


Beyond their remarkable technical accomplishments, the new directions taken by the sciences in recent decades call for renewal of their epistemological basis. The purpose of this book is to show that Husserl’s transcendental phenomenology, if properly re-examined, provides the required framework for such an epistemology. This re-examination is both critical and constructive. (i) The absolute subjectivization or the full naturalization of consciousness must be rejected. (ii) The necessarily transcendental character of phenomenology is put to work in the search for a systematic connection between the modes of theoretical objectivation and the apprehension of the phenomenal world by intentional consciousness. A new look at some of the fundamental issues opened up by Husserl is thus suggested by recent advances in the theory of perception, attention, and the will; foundations of mathematics and formal logic; space-time or quantum physics.


Edmund Husserl Husserl Mathematics Natural Sciences Neuroscience Perception Phenomenology attention cognition concept quantum mechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • Luciano Boi
    • 1
  • Pierre Kerszberg
    • 2
  • Frédéric Patras
    • 3
  1. 1.Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Centre de MathématiquesParis
  2. 2.Université de Toulouse-Le-MirailToulouse
  3. 3.UMR 6621 du CNRS Jean-Alexandre DieudonnéNice

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