Cambridge Companion to Husserl (Cambridge Companions to
Philosophy) by Barry Smith
(Editor), David Woodruff Smith (Editor)
Ever wonder how we can know anything outside
our consciousness? Ever wonder what the consciousness is itself,
or what structures it possesses? Ever wonder how we can have any
objectivity if we live as subjective creatures? If you have then
phenomenology may be something that interests you. To explore
this topic, one can't help but encounter Husserl. He founded the
discipline and laid broad grounds which must be thought through.
Even as a graduate student in philosophy, I find the Husserlian
text to be extremely difficult to read. This is not because the
material itself is intrinsically hard. Husserl himself stressed
the importance of intuitive understand. His ideas, once
understood really do appeal to this intuitive understanding of
how things are. What makes reading Husserl difficult is that all
of the English translations have somehow forsaken good prose for
accuracy. This and because the Husserlian corpus is very broad
makes phenomenology a little threatening.
Enter the Cambridge Companion to Husserl.
Succinct, relevant to the field, and applicable to everyday
thinking, this book is a wonderful partner for the thinker who
is beginning to think phenomenologically. It summarized
Husserl's thoughts clearly so that the beginner can understand.
However, it is not Husserl for Dummies! The thoughts expressed
are subtle enough, so that new insights can be garnered in
rereads of the the essays. All main areas of his philosophy are
covered: the epistemology, the derivative ontology, language
theory, ideas on math and objectivity.
Though not Husserl for Dummies! neither is it
Husserl for the Husserlian. As a student, I had the pleasure of
studying with two of the authors: David Smith and Rick Tiezen.
From personal experience, both men are particularly precise and
rigorous with their thinking. Besides teaching at UCIrvine,
Smith also teaches elementary school children the fundamentals
of philosophy. Both experiences carries in his writings, as he
is able to express complex thoughts cogently to experts and
laymen alike. As for Tiezen is expertise as both a logician,
mathematician and phenomenologist makes his especially qualified
to speak on Husserl's mathematics. Half of professor Tiezen's
time is spent with freshmen in introductory classes. The other
half working with ornry graduate students like myself. Both
men's ability to teach high and low shows in their writings,
making the Companion a pleasure to read. -- anonymous review
here to learn more about this book
The Cambridge Companion to Heidegger
here for more Phenomenology Books
here for more Existentialism Books
here for 20th Century Philosophy Books
Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in
Literature, Continental Philosophy, Phenomenological Psychology, and the
Janus Head is devoted to maintaining an attitude of respect and openness to the various manifestations of truth in human experience; it strives to foster understanding through meditative thinking, narrative structure, and poetic imagination. Like the Janus head reliefs found over the doorways of old Roman homes, this journal, too, is situated at a threshold. The space within this journal, like the space beyond the Janus head relief, is a space where dwelling can occur, where thinking can take place, and where community can be built.
Maintained by Brent Dean Robbins. Mythos & Logos is dedicated to the exploration of
existential-phenomenological philosophy, psychology and literature, as well as the broader spectrum of continental
philosophy, psychoanalytic theory, perennial philosophy, and much more. Site features many on-line essays and a
comprehensive list of links.
This site will continue to expand over the
coming months and years to foster phenomenology in all relevant countries and disciplines.
To carry out our goal of supporting phenomenology into the 21st century and beyond, we
invite your help and suggestions for our website. At this time, we especially hope you
will contribute to the International Registry of Phenomenologists and the Collective
Bibliography of the Phenomenological Movement, although we also welcome pictures for the
Gallery, copies of past conference programs, etc.
Essay by Evan Thompson, Alva Noë, and Luiz Pessoa. To appear in: J.
Petitot, J-M Roy, B. Pachoud, & F.J. Varela (eds.), Naturalizing
Phenomenology: Issues in Contemporary Phenomenology and Cognitive Science (Stanford
Phenomenology, 20th-century philosophical
movement dedicated to describing the structures of experience as they present themselves
to consciousness, without recourse to theory, deduction, or assumptions from other
disciplines such as the natural sciences.
As of its constitution in February 1994, and
according to its statutes, the scientific association Gruppe Phänomenologie wants
to advance and critically develop phenomenology and its impulses. The term
"Gruppe" (group/section) denotes an association of young researchers (women and
men who might or might not be situated in the academic field) interested in phenomenology.
With reference to a specific reading of phenomenology developed in Germany over the last
decades (Waldenfels), the Gruppe Phänomenologie wants to establish a platform that
caters to a demand for critical discussions in Austria. Besides German and French
phenomenology, we also want to deal with phenomenology as it has developed in other
countries, non-European and European. In addition to the historical dimensions of
phenomenology, current issues and debates will also be attended to. In order to promote a
multiplicity of different positions, approaches and disciplines inside and outside
philosophy, constitutive for phenomenology as a discipline, interdisciplinarity is going
to be of primary interest.
This website includes brief descriptions of:
An International Philosophical Review (formerly:
Man and World)
Phenomenology is a school of philosophy
whose principal purpose is to study the phenomena, or appearances, of human experience
while attempting to suspend all consideration of their objective reality or subjective
association. The phenomena studied are those experienced in various acts of consciousness,
mainly cognitive or perceptual acts, but also in such acts as valuation and aesthetic
appreciation... (There's more)
SPEP is the Society for Phenomenology and
Existential Philosophy, a professional organization devoted to
supporting philosophy inspired by Continental European traditions. SPEP
is also actively committed to philosophical pluralism. It has
become the second largest American philosophical society and
accommodates such traditions as critical theory, existentialism,
feminism, German Idealism, hermeneutics, post-structuralism and
Site created and
maintained by Raul Corazzon.
Formal Ontology from Husserl to Cocchiarella with the only complete bibliography of Nino
Cocchiarella (link at two papers on-line) and bibliographical references to to other
Formal Ontology is "the systematic, formal, axiomatic development of the logic of all forms of being" (Nino Cocchiarella in: "Formal
Ontology", Handbook of Metaphysics and Ontology, eds., B. Smith and H.
Burkhardt, Philosophia Verlag, Munich, 1991, pp. 640). This site is dedicated to the philosophical developments of this discipline from his first definition by Husserl in the Logical Investigations
(1900) to the most recent developments due to Nino Cocchiarella. My objective is to give to the interested readers the basic notions and bibliographical references that I wanted to find when I began to
search on this argument.
Books by Nino Cocchiarella:
Investigations of Predication Theory and the Problem of Universals
(Indices : Monographs in Philosophical Logic and Formal Linguistics,
- Nino Cocchiarella / Hardcover / Published 1987
Studies in Early Analytic Philosophy
- Nino B. Cocchiarella / Hardcover / Published 1988