Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Godelek, Kamuran. "Review of Matheson Russell's HUSSERL: A GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED." METAPSYCHOLOGY ONLINE REVIEWS 12.1 (2008).
Russell, Matheson. Husserl: a Guide for the Perplexed. London: Continuum, 2006. The founder of modern phenomenology, Edmund Husserl, is one of the most intriguing figures in twentieth-century philosophy. One reason for this is that Husserl, perhaps more so than any other philosopher of the early decades of this century, represents a transition from one philosophical culture to another. For his thought bears the stamp of two very different intellectual worlds: on the one hand, one can discern in his writings the philosophical posture of the mid-to-late nineteenth century, characterized by a deep commitment to the idea of science as the prism within which everything both social and natural is fused. On the other hand, Husserl's thought prepared the ground for the development of a very different philosophical attitude, one that had already made itself felt in Europe by the end of the nineteenth century. This attitude is characterized by a profound distrust of all system, of any claim to hold the ultimate key to reality in its myriad of manifestations. . . . Read the rest here: http://metapsychology.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=book&id=3998.