Edmund Husserl is generally regarded as the founding figure of the philosophical movement of “phenomenology,” by which he understands a descriptive science of the essential structures of experiences and of their objects precisely as these are experienced. Phenomenology has had a decisive influence on philosophy in the 20th century, especially in Europe. The movement known as “continental philosophy,” whether practiced in Europe or elsewhere, has its roots in phenomenology and in the post-Hegelian philosophies of Søren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Karl Marx.
Historical Dictionary of Husserl's Philosophy, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 600 cross-referenced entries on his key concepts and major writings as well as entries on his most important predecessors, contemporaries, and successors. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Edmund Husserl.
John J. Drummond is the Robert Southwell S.J. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and the Humanities at Fordham University in the city of New York. He has written extensively on Husserl, phenomenology, the emotions, and ethics.
Editor’s Foreword Jon Woronoff
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Comprising four sections—chronology, introduction, the dictionary itself, and a bibliography, all reviewed and updated for this second edition (first edition, CH, Jul'08, 45-5903)—Historical Dictionary of Husserl's Philosophy provides a useful reference guide for newcomers to Edmund Husserl (1859–1938) as well as for more advanced scholars. The chronology provides information about Husserl’s education and personal life, along with interesting notes about his encounters with other intellectuals of his time and dates of his seminars and publications. The entries are concise, and reflect the complexities surrounding scholarly disagreement about concepts. The updated, extensive bibliography is organized by category, making connections between secondary sources evident. Entries are cross-referenced. Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.