Husserl's Logical Investigations (in 8 meetings)

Husserl's "Logical Investigations" is an important work in the development of Phenomenology.

(schedule tentative)

All Volumes refer to German Volume

Week 4:

Investigation II Up to Investigation III 


This Book is in two English Volumes.  English Vol 1 contains German Vol 1 and the start of Vol 2, English Vol 2 completes German Vol 2.

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  • Brian

    In the Logical Investigations, Investigation II, chapter 32, Husserl writes:

    "The ideality of meanings is a particular case of the ideality of what is specific in general."

    Man, what a sentence.

    1 · October 9

    • George

      I thought it made sense to me.
      But so does, from sub-section 31:
      "What "meaning" is, is a matter as immediately given to us as is the nature of colour and sound. It cannot be further defined, it is ultimate in description..."

      Not to mention...
      "One thinks in meanings and not about meanings: one concerns oneself with states of affairs presented or judged about, not with their presentations and judgements (i.e. not with nominal and propositional meanings)."

      October 15

    • George

      From sub-section 33:
      "...the generality of meaning... is something felt as immanent in each individual case where a general name is understood... and... distinguishes such a case from an individual intuition."
      " must be the manner of consciousness, the manner of our intention that makes the difference."

      October 15

  • Rick O.

    "We shall have to clear up the distinction between presentation of an 'authentic' and a 'non-authentic' sort, by instituting a comprehensive set of analyses in the last Investigation of this book." Husserl - what a tease.

    2 · October 14

    • George

      Anyone who delivers on "presentation of presentation" is a worthwhile tease.

      October 15

    • George

      Volume Two, Investigation VI, First Section, Chapter Three, Sub-Section 20:
      "Here we shall add that the difference we called one of "authentic" and "inauthentic intuitive illustration could also be called one of authentic and inauthentic fulfillment, since an intention aims at its object, is as it were desirous of it, and since fulfillment, in the pregnant sense of the word only registers the fact that some parts of the fulness of the object is imparted to the intention."

      October 15

  • George

    I'm obviously late, as usual, but am shortly on my way (with still just the Volume One of the two volume publication, which "obviously" still has the first two Investigations of "Volume II of the German Edition").

    October 15

  • Anneliese

    Sadly out of town. :(

    September 22

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