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Reading Group Apr 11 2008

The paper proposed is: Husserl's Britannica article of 1927...

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Apr 14, 2008
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM


Quinn Couches

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It proceeds in three parts...

  • Pure Psychology: Its Field of Experience, Its Method and Its Function
  • Phenomenological Psychology and Transcendental Phenomenology
  • Transcendental Phenomenology and Philosophy as Universal Science with Absolute Foundations

Why read and discuss it? It is a concise presentation (14 pages) on phenomenology by Husserl himself (n.b. EB's published version was heavily edited and distorted). It offers a useful entry into the principles, terminology and technique of phenomenology; at least Husserl's version.

The history of the article can be followed in the book by Thomas Sheehan and Richard E. Palmer (see; the versions it underwent, its corruption by some, and finally (oh happy day) a translation of Husserl's own final version, Draft D, translated by Richard E. Palmer.

The version we will be reading is Richard E. Palmer's translation in the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology

"Phenomenology, Edmund Husserl's Article for the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1927): A New, Complete Translation," Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 2 (1971), 77-90.

See entry in the UCD library catalogue..

We'll meet in the Quinn couches, 3pm Monday 14th April.

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