The Other Husserl

The Other Husserl

The Horizons of Transcendental Phenomenology
Donn Welton
Distribution: World
Publication date: 5/1/2001
Format: cloth 520 pages, 3 b&w photos, 16 figures, 1 bibliog., 1 index
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-33795-5
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“With provocations on every page, this book is a philosophical feast. The specialist will find familiar ingredients assembled here in a perspicuous and compelling way, while the nonspecialist will discover a Husserl whose philosophy is made of flesh and blood.” —Journal of the History of Philosophy

In this thorough study of the full body of his writings, Donn Welton uncovers a Husserl very different from the established view. Arguing against established interpretations,
The Other Husserl traces Husserl’s move from static to genetic phenomenology and uses accounts of perception, discourse, subjectivity, and world to elaborate the scope of his systematic phenomenology. This serious reflection on the meaning of phenomenology is the first book in English to outline in full Husserl’s phenomenological method and to argue for its cogency. Welton’s stimulating interpretation highlights Husserl’s relevance for current philosophical debates.

Author Bio

Donn Welton is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is editor of The Essential Husserl: Basic Writings in Transcendental Phenomenology (Indiana University Press).


"In this significant work, Edmund Husserl, the founder of 20th-century phenomenology, a highly influential theory of knowledge, receives a thorough and excellent analysis. . . .This technical study is an important contribution to phenomenology . . ." —Choice , December 2001

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Table of Contents

Preliminary :

List of Abbreviated Titles

Introduction: Thinking about Husserl

Part 1. Contours: The Emergence of Husserl's Systematic Phenomenology
1. The Phenomenological Turn
2. Descriptive Eidetics
3. Categorial Phenomenology and Ontology
4. The Transcendental in Transcendence
5. Cartesian Enclosures
6. Transcendental Disclosures
7. From Categorial to Constitutive Phenomenology
8. The Turn to Genetic Analysis
9. Genetic Phenomenology

Part 2. Critique: The Limits of Husserl's Phenomenological Method
10. Transcendental Psychologism
11. Transcendental Phenomenology and the Question of Its Legitimacy
12. Husserl and the Japanese

Part 3. Constructions: Toward a Phenomenological Theory of Contexts
13. World as Horizon
14. Horizon and Discourse
15. The Margins of the World

Appendix: The Standard Interpretation