Sixth Cartesian Meditation

Sixth Cartesian Meditation

The Idea of a Transcendental Theory of Method
Eugen Fink
With notations by Edmund Husserl. Translated with an Introduction by Ronald Bruzina
Distribution: World
Publication date: 2/1/1995
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ISBN: 978-0-253-32273-9
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1996
“Ronald Bruzina’s superb translation . . . makes available in English a text of singular historical and systematic importance for phenomenology.” —Husserl Studies

“. . . a pivotal document in the development of phenomenology . . . essential reading for students of phenomenology twentieth-century thought.” —Word Trade

“ . . . an invaluable addition to the corpus of Husserl scholarship. More than simply a scholarly treatise, however, it is the result of Fink’s collaboration with Husserl during the last ten years of Husserl’s life. . . . This truly essential work in phenomenology should find a prominent place alongside Husserl’s own works. For readers interested in phenomenology—and in Husserl in particular—it cannot be recommended highly enough.” —Choice

“ . . . a thorough critique of Husserl’s transcendental phenomenology . . . raises many new questions. . . . a classic.” —J. N. Mohanty

A foundational text in Husserlian phenomenology, written in 1932 and now available in English for the first time.

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RONALD BRUZINA is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He has published extensively on transcendental phenomenology.

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Table of Contents

Translator’s Introduction
Draft of a Foreword
Prefatory Note (To the habilitation Text) December 1945

Sixth (Cartesian) Meditation: The Idea of a Transcendental Theory of Method

1. The Methodology limitation of the Previous Meditations
2. The theme of the transcendental theory of method
3. The ‘self-reference’ of phenomenology
4. The problem and articulation of the transcendental theory of method
5. Phenomenologizing as the action of reduction
6. Phenomenologizing as as a process of regressive analysis
7. Phenomenologizing in “constructive” phenomenology
8. Phenomenologizing as theoretical experience
9. Phenomenologizing as an action of ideation
10.Phenomenologizing as prediction
11.Phenomenologizing as ‘making into a science’
A. The problem of the scientificity of phenomenologizing
B. The enworlding of phenomenologizing
C. The concept of ‘science’
12. Phenomenology as transcendental idealism

Appendices: Texts by Edmund Husserl relating to Eugen Fink’s Draft of a Sixth Meditation
Appendix I - XV

Translator’s Notes
Index