Layers In Husserl's Phenomonology: On Meaning and Intersubjectivity

By Peter R. Costello

© 2012

Layers in Husserl's Phenomenology provides close readings and analyses of a number of Husserl's key translated and untranslated works across the entirety of his corpus. While maintaining a dialogue with four decades' worth of scholarship on Husserl, Peter R. Costello provides a number of new and significant insights that depart from earlier interpretations of his work, along with a revised, consistent translation of a number of important Husserlian terms.

Layers in Husserl's Phenomenology situates Husserl firmly within the trajectory of later Continental thought and contributes to the recent reconsideration of Husserl as a legitimate precursor to the thought of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Emmanuel Levinas, and Jacques Derrida. Written in a readable style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate students, this study will be valued by those interested in phenomenology in general and in Husserl in particular.

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Layers in Husserl's Phenomenology situates Husserl firmly within the trajectory of later Continental thought and contributes to the recent reconsideration of Husserl as a legitimate precursor to the thought of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Emmanuel Levinas, and Jacques Derrida.

Layers In Husserl's Phenomonology: On Meaning and Intersubjectivity

By Peter R. Costello

© 2012

Layers in Husserl's Phenomenology provides close readings and analyses of a number of Husserl's key translated and untranslated works across the entirety of his corpus. While maintaining a dialogue with four decades' worth of scholarship on Husserl, Peter R. Costello provides a number of new and significant insights that depart from earlier interpretations of his work, along with a revised, consistent translation of a number of important Husserlian terms.

Layers in Husserl's Phenomenology situates Husserl firmly within the trajectory of later Continental thought and contributes to the recent reconsideration of Husserl as a legitimate precursor to the thought of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Emmanuel Levinas, and Jacques Derrida. Written in a readable style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate students, this study will be valued by those interested in phenomenology in general and in Husserl in particular.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: New Studies in Phenomenology and Hermeneutics
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 0.9in x 9.3in
  • Reviews

    ‘It is a superbly written study of the philosophy of Edmund Husserl…Costello's book makes a significant contribution to the field, and will be important for scholars and students alike, both for the study of Husserl and for the broader question of phenomenology's importance as a fruitful approach to urgent issues in philosophy.’


    Scott Marratto
    Review of Metaphysics, December 2013

    ‘Costello provides a valuable addition to Husserlian scholarship, primarily due to the clarity of his writing and excellent choice of examples.’
    Rachel Robinson
    Dialogue vol 52:02:2013

    ‘Costello’s Husserl interpretation can be considered as a layer in the book which as a whole is an adventurous and ambitious piece of phenomenology, clearly written with enthusiasm and passion.’


    Joona Taipale
    Husserl Studies, September 2014

    ‘This book as a whole is an adventurous and ambitious piece of phenomenology, clearly written with enthusiasm and passion.’


    Joona Taipale
    Husserl Studies vol 31:2015

    ‘This powerful, highly illuminating study of the notion of layering in Husserl’s phenomenology makes a significant and original contribution to both Husserl scholarship and contemporary Continental philosophy in general. Comprehensive and up to date, it is especially forceful in its presentation of its two central themes, the intersubjectivity and the “layering” of our experience. Peter R. Costello has done an excellent job of writing in a very accessible and engaging prose style and of performing a careful and synthetic scholarly study of a wide range of Husserl’s texts.’


    Kirsten Jacobson, Department of Philosophy, University of Maine
  • Author Information

    Peter R. Costello is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at Providence College.

  • Table of contents

    Table of Contents

    Introduction

    Chapter One: What It Means To Experience An Alien Other
    I. The Natural Attitude and the Problem of Reflection
    II. The Possibility That Alien Other Persons Are Among Us
    III. An Actual Alien Other—There in the Flesh!

    Chapter Two: Intersubjectivity—Syntheses and Product of Encounters With Alien Others
    Introduction
    Initial Definition
    I. The Syntheses at Work in Encounters With Alien Others
    II. Intersubjectivity as the Basis for Intuiting Essences

    Chapter Three: How Others Demonstrate (and Call Upon) Our Embodiment
    I. One's Own Sensation Shows the Structure of Relations With Others
    II. The Ego as Synthesis of Overlaying and Analogue
    III. Transcendental Ego's Body is the Life of the Life-World

    Chapter Four: Conditions of Overlaying—Time-Consciousness and Logic
    I. Time-Consciousness
    II. Transcendental Phenomenology as Problem of Wholes and Parts

    Concluding Chapter: On to 'Other' Things--Continental Philosophy Ethics
    I. Overlaying-at-a-distance
    II. Merleau-Ponty and Recouvrement
    III. Levinas, Coincidence, and Ethics

    Bibliography

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