International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy

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Ideas for raising the question of the world within transcendental phenomenology

Freiburg, 1930

Eugen Fink

Translated by Ronald Bruzina

pp. 93-114


Arguing that phenomenological analysis of the world, both in treatments Husserl himself published and in subsequent studies about it, have only been on a preliminary level, the article first explains the systematic exigency for a more self-critical second look It then lays out one such critical second-look at and reinterpretation of the world as was in fact done in Husserl's own last years by Eugen Fink. The centerpiece of this reinterpretation is the displacement of a subject-object orientation to one that views the structure of horizonality in its own terms, rather than as a function of thematic act-intentionality. What results is a more radical understanding both of the world and of the "subject" conscious of it, thus providing a more critically legitimate base for establishing the proper sense of the transcendental.

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Published in:

Blosser Philip, Shimomissé Eiichi, Embree Lester, Kojima Hiroshi (1993). Japanese and Western phenomenology, Springer, Dordrecht.

Pages: 93-114

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-015-8218-6_7

Full citation:

Fink Eugen (1993). Ideas for raising the question of the world within transcendental phenomenology: Freiburg, 1930, in P. Blosser, E. Shimomissé, L. Embree & H. Kojima (eds.), Japanese and Western phenomenology, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 93-114.