Articles tagged 'realism'

Attaining Objectivity: Phenomenological Reduction and the Private Language Argument

Article (Philosophy)

Twentieth Century philosophical thought has expressed itself for the most part through two great Movements: the phenomenological and the analytical. Each movement originated in reaction against idealistic—or at least anti-realistic—views of "the world". And each...

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Phenomenology and Metaphysics

Article (Philosophy)

I Under the heading of "Husserl's Ontology" I have chosen to discuss the troubled relationship between phenomenology and metaphysics. Like oil and water, they are not supposed to mix except as subjects of thought and discourse. Doing phenomenology is...

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Predication as Originary Violence:  A Phenomenological Critique of Derrida’s View of Intentionality

Article (Philosophy)

What happens to intentionality in the thought of Jacques Derrida? When he is finished--when the terminological chain of differance has been finely interwoven with and marked off from that of "presence"--what has been made of that common state of...

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Realism Sustained? Interpreting Husserl’s Progression Into Idealism

Article (Philosophy)

It is generally believed among those familiar with Husserl’s philosophy that in his earlier career he adopted a realist theory of knowledge, represented by his Logical Investigations, and that he later modified that realist theory in such a...

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Review: Back to Things in Themselves, by Joseph Seifert

Article (Philosophy)

‘Phenomenology' is understood in this book as `the method which leads us to see essences in what they themselves are' (24; cf. 10-11, 30, 321f). Thus, `The Aristotelian distinction of four types of causes is a masterful example of phenomenological analysis...

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Theory of Wholes and Parts and Husserl’s Explication of the Possibility of Knowledge in the Logical Investigations (The)

Article (Philosophy)

My proximate aim in this paper is to clarify the vital role of the IIIrd "Investigation" in Husserl's project for his Logical Investigations (LI).1 My ultimate aim is to show how the LI opened the way to--indeed, constituted--a realist...

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World Well Won (The):Husserl’s Epistemic Realism One Hundred Years Later

Article (Philosophy)

By "epistemic realism" I understand the view that the objects of veridical thought and perception both exist and have the characteristics they are therein discovered to have without regard to whether or not they are in any way actually present...

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