To Work at the Foundations

Essays in Memory of Aron Gurwitsch

  • J. Claude Evans
  • Robert S. Stufflebeam

Part of the Contributions to Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Aron Gurwitsch the Philosopher

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Keynote Address

      1. Maurice Natanson
        Pages 3-20
    3. Fred Kersten
      Pages 21-30
  3. Critical Studies of the Philosophy of Aron Gurwitsch

  4. Gurwitschean Themes in Philosophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. P. Sven Arvidson
      Pages 131-140
  5. Philosophy in the Spirit of Aron Gurwitsch

  6. A Bibliography for Gurwitsch Studies

    1. Robert S. Stufflebeam
      Pages 261-273
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 275-278

About this book


Aron Gurwitsch (1900-73) was one of the most important figures in the phenomenological movement between the 1920s and the 1970s. Through his introduction of Gestalt theoretical concepts into phenomenology, he exerted a powerful influence on Maurice Merleau-Ponty and others. The contributions to this memorial volume, most written by friends and students of Gurwitsch, contain critical studies of the work of Aron Gurwitsch and attempts to extend his philosophical analyses to new problems and fields. Ranging from formal ontology through the philosophy of the social sciences to the interpretation of Kant, the essays assembled here are both a tribute to and a continuation of the philosophical legacy of Aron Gurwitsch. The contributions will be of interest to advanced undergraduates and graduate students, and to specialists in a wide range of areas.


Aron Gurwitsch Edmund Husserl Kant Maurice Merleau-Ponty concept phenomenology

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Claude Evans
    • 1
  • Robert S. Stufflebeam
    • 1
  1. 1.Washington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6287-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5436-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0923-9545
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