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The resistance of the given and its demythologization in Husserl's phenomenology

Virginie Palette

pp. 57-72

Abstrakt

The objective of this paper is to reconstruct Husserl’s two-pronged approach of sensory givenness. On the one hand, the phenomenological focus on intentional consciousness implies a virulent criticismof the positivistic myth of the sensory given. On the other hand, there is also a positive appeal to sensory givenness in phenomenology, without which phenomenology would not be worthy of its name and would, ultimately, be nothing other than a form of neo-Kantianism. In the context of transcendental genetic phenomenology, Husserl manages to rehabilitate sensory givenness in a reduced, viz. demythologized form. This reconstruction of Husserl’s ambivalent reference to the given can help phenomenology defend itself against some actual trends, which tend to reduce it to phenomenalismor to conceptualism.

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Published in:

de Santis Daniele, Manca Danilo (2021) The given: Kantian, Neo-kantian and phenomenological perspectives. Phänomenologische Forschungen - Neue Folge 2021 (2).

Seiten: 57-72

Referenz:

Palette Virginie (2021) „The resistance of the given and its demythologization in Husserl's phenomenology“. Phänomenologische Forschungen - Neue Folge 2021 (2), 57–72.