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    The two works on logic that Husserl published during his lifetime were Logical Investigations, which appeared in 1900–01 at the beginning of his career, and Formal and Transcendental Logic, which appeared in 1929 and was written just after he retired from teaching in 1928. The present volume contains lectures Husserl gave on logic and the theory of science during the years between these two publications. The main text of the book, comprising 330 pages, is a course he gave in Freiburg in 1917–18 …Read more
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    Phenomenology of the Human Person
    Cambridge University Press. 2008.
    In this book, Robert Sokolowski argues that being a person means to be involved with truth. He shows that human reason is established by syntactic composition in language, pictures, and actions and that we understand things when they are presented to us through syntax. Sokolowski highlights the role of the spoken word in human reason and examines the bodily and neurological basis for human experience. Drawing on Husserl and Aristotle, as well as Aquinas and Henry James, Sokolowski here employs p…Read more
  • Book reviews (review)
    with Joseph Beatty and Debra B. Bergoffen
    Man and World 11 (1-2): 199-223. 1978.
  • Moral action, a phenomenological study
    with Richard Norman and Gabriele Taylor
    Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 177 (2): 224-227. 1985.
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    Transcendental Phenomenology
    The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 7 233-241. 2000.
    Transcendental phenomenology is the mind’s self-discovery in the presence of intelligible objects. I differentiate the phenomenological sense of “transcendental” from its scholastic and Kantian senses, and show how the transcendental dimension cannot be eliminated from human discourse. I try to clarify the difference between prephilosophical uses of reason and the phenomenological use, and I suggest that the method followed by transcendental phenomenology is the working out of strategic distinct…Read more
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    Knowing Essentials
    Review of Metaphysics 47 (4). 1994.
    WE OFTEN USE PHRASES like, "knowing the essence of a thing" or "getting to the essence of a thing," but such expressions may be misleading and may provoke unfortunate epistemological problems. They suggest that we somehow extract an essence from the thing and make it, like a new thing, the target of our knowledge. They suggest a kind of vision, acquisition, or possession of the essence itself. If we have such a picture in mind when we speak of knowing an essence, many problems ensue that make us…Read more
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    Studien zur Arithmetik und Geometrie. Texte aus dem Nachlass, 1886-1901
    Review of Metaphysics 38 (3): 639-640. 1985.
    This volume is meant to bring to a close the posthumous edition of the works of Husserl that date from the period prior to Logical Investigations. As such it complements volumes 12 and 22 of Husserliana. It is divided into two major parts; the first deals with arithmetical and the second with geometric issues.
  • Hermann Noack "Husserl" (review)
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 35 (3): 435. 1975.
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    Exorcising concepts
    Review of Metaphysics 40 (3): 451-463. 1987.
    FERDINAND DE SAUSSURE says that a word is composed of two parts, a sound-image and a concept: "The linguistic sign unites not a thing and a name, but a concept and an acoustic image." The sound-image signifies the concept: the sound-image is the signifier, the concept is the signified. De Saussure is only one of a large company of thinkers who describe words in this way. Most philosophical and semiotic analyses of words claim that words have two components, a dimension of sounds and a dimension …Read more
  • Tożsamość w rozmaitościach
    Fenomenologia 4 49-74. 2006.
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    Introduction to Phenomenology
    Cambridge University Press. 1999.
    This book presents the major philosophical doctrines of phenomenology in a clear, lively style with an abundance of examples. The book examines such phenomena as perception, pictures, imagination, memory, language, and reference, and shows how human thinking arises from experience. It also studies personal identity as established through time and discusses the nature of philosophy. In addition to providing a new interpretation of the correspondence theory of truth, the author also explains how p…Read more
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    Quotation
    Review of Metaphysics 37 (4). 1984.
    QUOTATION is not merely repetition, even though it involves repeating what someone else has said. Quotation is repeating something as having been stated by another. The difference is one of presentational or intentional form. There may be no difference in the words being repeated, but they are repeated differently: it is as though we no longer saw an object directly but now only in a mirror.
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    7. Husserl's Concept of Categorial Intuition
    Philosophical Topics 12 (Supplement): 127-141. 1981.
  • Presence and Absence, A Philosophical Investigation of Language and Being
    Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 169 (4): 462-462. 1979.
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    For all these reasons, it is helpful to have a volume such as the one under review, which gives the historical and textual background for Crisis. Ably edited by Reinhold N. Smid, who has been associated with the Husserl Archives at Cologne for many years, the volume contains papers from the period 1934-37, just before Husserl's death in 1938. Crisis itself was published in its present form only posthumously in 1954, but its first two parts appeared in the journal Philosophia, published in Belgra…Read more
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    Making Distinctions
    Review of Metaphysics 32 (4). 1979.
    Distinctions are set in obscurity and imagination. Distinctions are not made anywhere and anytime, nor are they made in no place and at no time; they are made in a situation in which they are called for. Distinctions push against an obscurity that needs the distinction in question. In the story about Jack and the doctor, the obscurity against which the distinction is made is included as part of the story; in the quotation from Chaucer the obscurity that provides the setting for the distinction i…Read more
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    The Question of Being
    Review of Metaphysics 43 (4). 1990.
    EVERYONE IS INVOLVED in the question of being in one way or another. When we ask someone how to change the oil in an automobile, or what the diameter of the moon is, or how numbers are different from numerals, we are asking about being. Such interrogations, whether addressed to others or addressed by ourselves to ourselves, are particular questions about beings. But when as metaphysicians we raise the question of being, we do not pursue just one more of these particular investigations. We ask a …Read more
  •  9
    Le concept husserlien d’intuition catégoriale
    Études Phénoménologiques 10 (19): 39-61. 1994.
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    Theology and Deconstruction
    Télos 1998 (110): 155-166. 1998.
    Catherine Pickstock's book is about Catholic liturgy. What does it have to do with political theory and philosophy? Telos has recently been concerned with the problem of modernity — especially its rationalism and the domination of the sovereign state. Both of these problems have come to the fore with the fall of the Soviet Union in the East and the rise of postmodernity in the West. These same problems have their counterparts in theology. Modernity and postmodernity have not left the churches un…Read more
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    Husserl on First Philosophy
    In Carlo Ierna, Hanne Jaccobs & Filip Mattens (eds.), PHILOSOPHY PHENOMENOLOGY SCIENCES, Springer. 2010.