Summary: Publication of Edmund Husserl's two-volume Logical Investigations at the turn of the twentieth century signaled the beginning of a new philosophical age. Husserl's novel conception of the relationships between language and experience, meaning and reference, and subject and object opened the door to phenomenology. From 1900 until his death in 1938 Husserl progressed from foundational studies in mathematics and logic, through a phenomenology of intentional acts, to a r ...show moreeframing of his phenomenology as transcendental, and finally as diachronic and dynamic. A major reference point for most of the seminal thinkers in twentieth-century Continental philosophy, Husserl's thought retains its currency today.
The Essential Husserl, the first anthology in English of Husserl's major writings, provides access to the scope of his philosophical studies, including selections from his key works: Logical Investigations, Ideas I and II, Formal and Transcendental Logic, Experience and Judgment, Cartesian Meditations, The Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenolgy, and On the Phenomenology of the Consciousness of Internal Time, as well as excerpts from manuscript materials. The collection is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in twentieth-century philosophy. ...show less