Edmund Husserl

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Publication Date
June 1974
Page Count
248 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Edmund Husserl

Philosopher of Infinite Tasks
Maurice Natanson

Winner of the 1974 National Book Award for Philosophy and Religion

The product of many years of reflection on phenomenology, this book is a comprehensive and creative introduction to the philosophy of Edmund Husserl. Natanson uses Husserl's later work as a clue to the meaning of his entire intellectual career, showing how his earlier methodological work evolved into the search for transcendental roots and developed into a philosophy of the life-world. Phenomenology, for Natanson, emerges as a philosophy of origin, a transcendental discipline concerned with consciousness, history, and world rather than with introspection and traditional metaphysical warfare.

About the Author

Maurice Alexander Natanson (1924–1996) was an American philosopher "who helped introduce the work of Jean-Paul Sartre and Edmund Husserl in the United States" He was a student of Alfred Schutz at the New School for Social Research and helped popularize Schutz' work from the 1960s onward. During his career he taught at the University of Houston, the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, the University of North Carolina, the University of California at Santa Cruz, and Yale University. He was a visiting professor at the Pennsylvania State University and University of California, Berkeley.