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Ideas for raising the question of the world within transcendental phenomenology
Translated by Ronald Bruzina
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.
Fink, E. (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.
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