Talking Past Each Other: Mach and Husserl on Thought Economy

  • Iulian D. ToaderEmail author
Part of the Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook book series (VCIY, volume 22)


This paper revisits the debate between Mach and Husserl on thought economy and argues that, to a considerable extent, they talked past each other, insofar as the latter rejected thought economy as a principle of theoretical rationality, whereas the former conceived of it as a principle of practical rationality. This is further supported by their correspondingly different readings of the so-called principle of the permanence of forms.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Research Institute, University of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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