Logic and General Theory of Science

  • Edmund Husserl

Part of the Husserliana: Edmund Husserl – Collected Works book series (HUCO, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-L
  2. Fundamental Considerations for the Demarcation and Characterization of Formal Logic> Regarding Sections I-III of the lecture, compare Appendix I: For the 1910/11 Lecture. Concluding Remarks and Plans. (Editor’s note)

  3. The Systematic Theory of Forms of Meanings and of Judgment. Its Problems and the Particular Nature of the Theories to be Formulated in It> 93 Compare Appendix VI, On the Content of the Theory of Forms, to Section II of the lecture course. (Editor’s note)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Edmund Husserl
      Pages 141-217
    3. Edmund Husserl
      Pages 219-228
    4. Edmund Husserl
      Pages 249-262
    5. Edmund Husserl
      Pages 263-268
  4. 255 The General Idea of the Theory of Science>

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 349-437

About this book


The stated subject of these lecture courses given by Husserlbetween 1910 and 1918is ‘reason, the word for the mental activities and accomplishments that govern knowledge, give it form and supply it with norms.’

They show their author still pursuing the course set out in the Logical Investigations up to the end of the second decade of the century and displaying utter consistency with stands that he began taking on meaning, analyticity, Platonism, manifolds, mathematics, psychologism, etc. in the 1890s. Thus, they undermine many idées reçues about the development of his thought. The centerpiece of this work is an exploration of the realm of meaning.

Moreover, they add new dimensions to standard discussions by taking readers back to the place where phenomenology and analytic philosophy diverged. They show that Husserl tangled long and hard with the very ideas that went into the making of the latter and offer a wealth of interesting insights into sense and meaning, theory of judgment, complete and incomplete meanings, states of affairs, extensional logic, the relationship between logic and mathematics, functions and arguments, propositional functions, quantification, existential generalization, the word ‘all,’ number theory, sets, modality, deductive theory, ideas that are still under discussion today.

Prepared for oral delivery in the classroom, they are refreshingly lively and spontaneous. They are clearer, more explicit, and readable than the books Husserl published during his lifetime.


Husserl and Philosophy of logic Husserl and Philosophy of science Husserl and analytic philosophy Husserl and Philosophy of mathematics Husserl and Formal logic Husserl and Noetics Husserl and Theory of Meaning Husserl and Theory of Manifolds Husserl and Theory of Probability Husserl and Theory of Judgment

Authors and affiliations

  • Edmund Husserl
    • 1
  1. 1.DordrechtThe Netherlands

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