Husserl’s Ideen

  • Lester Embree
  • Thomas Nenon

Part of the Contributions to Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 66)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Initial and Continued Reception

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jesús M. Díaz Álvarez
      Pages 3-18
    3. Kathleen M. Haney
      Pages 35-54
    4. Robert Bernasconi
      Pages 55-70
    5. Andrea Staiti
      Pages 71-90
    6. Anthony J. Steinbock
      Pages 91-104
    7. Dermot Moran
      Pages 105-124
    8. Thomas M. Seebohm
      Pages 125-140
  3. After World War I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Antonio Zirión Quijano
      Pages 143-160
    3. Thomas J. Nenon
      Pages 177-193
    4. William R. McKenna
      Pages 195-207
    5. James Dodd
      Pages 283-294
    6. Pedro M. S. Alves, Carlos A. Morujão
      Pages 295-311
    7. Michael Barber
      Pages 313-326
    8. Matthew C. Eshleman
      Pages 327-349
    9. Ulrika Björk
      Pages 351-364
  4. After World War II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381
    2. Natalie Depraz
      Pages 383-398
    3. Saulius Geniusas
      Pages 399-414
    4. Rosemary R. P. Lerner
      Pages 415-431
    5. Vernon W. Cisney
      Pages 433-449
    6. Leonard Lawlor
      Pages 451-466
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 477-496

About this book


This collection of more than two dozen essays by philosophy scholars of international repute traces the profound impact exerted by Husserl’s Meisterwerk, known in its shortened title as Ideen, whose first book was released in 1913. Published to coincide with the centenary of its original appearance, and fifty years after the second book went to print in 1952, the contributors offer a comprehensive array of perspectives on the ways in which Husserl’s concept of phenomenology influenced leading figures and movements of the last century, including, among others, Ortega y Gassett, Edith Stein, Martin Heidegger, Aron Gurwitsch, Ludwig Landgrebe, Dorion Cairns, Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jacques Derrida and Giles Deleuze.

In addition to its documentation and analysis of the historical reception of these works, this volume also illustrates the ongoing relevance of the Ideen, offering scholarly discussion of the issues raised by his ideas as well as by the figures who took part in critical phenomenological dialogue with them. Among the topics discussed are autism, empathy, the nature of the emotions, the method and practice of phenomenology, the foundations of ethics, naturalism, intentionality, and human rights, to name but a few. Taken together, these specially commissioned original essays offer an unrivaled overview of the reception of Husserl‘s Ideen, and the expanding phenomenological enterprise it initiated. They show that the critical discussion of issues by phenomenologists continues to be relevant for the 21st century.


Alfred Schutz Aron Gurwitsch Edmund Husserl Emmanuelle Levinas Eugene Fink Martin Heidegger grounding of action life-world lifewordly naturalism marginal consciousness phenomenological onthology praxis of phenomenology structure of emotions transcendental philosophy transcendental reduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Lester Embree
    • 1
  • Thomas Nenon
    • 2
  1. 1., Schmidt College of Arts and LettersFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA
  2. 2.Dept. PhilosophyUniversity of MemphisMemphisUSA

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