Intentionality in Husserl and Heidegger

The Problem of the Original Method and Phenomenon of Phenomenology

  • Burt C. Hopkins

Part of the Contributions to Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Burt C. Hopkins
      Pages 1-12
  3. Husserl’s Phenomenological Account of Intentionality

  4. Heidegger’s Phenomenological Account of Intentionality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-81
    2. Burt C. Hopkins
      Pages 82-102
    3. Burt C. Hopkins
      Pages 146-161
  5. The Confrontation of Husserl’s and Heidegger’s Accounts of Intentionality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-166
  6. Discussion of the Conclusions

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 265-303

About this book


§ 1. Remarks on the Current Status of the Problematic. The literature treating the relationship between the phenomenologies of Husserl and Heidegger has not been kind to Husserl. Heidegger's "devastating" phenomenologically ontological critique of traditional epistemology and ontology, advanced under the rubric of "fundamental ontology" in Being and Time, has almost been universallyl received, despite the paucity of its references to Husserl, as sounding the death knell for Husserl's original formulation of phenomenology. The recent publication of Heidegger's lectures from the period surrounding his composition of Being and Time, lectures that contain detailed references and critical analyses of Husserl's phenomenology, and which, in the words of one respected commentator, Rudolf Bernet, "offer at long last, insight into the principal sources of fundamental ontology,"2 will, if 3 the conclusions reached by the same commentator are any indication, serve only to reinforce the perception of Heidegger's phenomenological /I superiority" over Husserl. This is not to suggest that the tendency toward Heidegger partisan­ ship in the literature treating the relationship of his phenomenology to Husserl's has its basis in extra-philosophical or extra-phenome­ nological concerns and considerations. Rather, it is to draw attention to the undeniable 'fact' that Heidegger's reformulation of Husserl's phenomenology has cast a "spell" over all subsequent discussions of the basic problems and issues involved in what has become known as their "controversy.


Edmund Husserl Martin Heidegger Paul Ricoeur concept hermeneutics phenomenology

Authors and affiliations

  • Burt C. Hopkins
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophySeattle UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4226-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8145-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0923-9545
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