Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Husserl's Transcendental Phenomenology

Edmund Husserl (1910)

In Husserl’s Transcendental Phenomenology {bracketed} items are those objects about which one maintains preconceptions. The bracketing is also known as epoche. But are there any people places or things about which an initial sighting hasn't created a tattoo? On a more practical everyday level, it’s what people complain about in relationships when they accuse the other of being intransigent. Is it they or them? Isn't is it, by definition, one's own perception that's unchanging? Another essential tenet of phenomenology (propounded by Heidegger) is that subjectivity cannot be created by inanimate objects. You see the {table} in a multiplicity of ways but a table can’t return the favor. Whoever said life was fair? Everybody is dealt a different hand but that poor table is never going to get lucky.

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