By Richard Grathoff
This e-book provides the notable correspondence among Alfred Schutz and Aron Gurwitsch, emigre philosophers stimulated by means of Edmund Husserl, who fled Europe at the eve of worldwide conflict II and finally turned seminal figures within the institution of phenomenology within the usa. Their deep and lasting friendship grew out in their mutual challenge with the query of the connections among technology and the life-world. Interwoven with philosophical trade is the 2 students' come across with the strange difficulties of yankee educational life—what Gurwitsch referred to as the "passology" of exile. except its extraordinary and relocating portrait of 2 uncommon males, the correspondence holds wealthy value for present matters in philosophy and the social sciences.
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As you know, I claim that the two-sidedness [Doppelschichtigkeit] of consciousness is not a demonstrable finding of phenomenological analysis, but rather the linguistic expression for a two-fold possibility of interpreting "the same" phenomena. " In the first approach the point of departure is the natural attitude, in which for pragmatic reasons (not, of course, in the sense of that naive pragmatism from Bergson, James, and Scheler on down) a world of identical objects is assumed as unquestionable and self-evidently given.
In this manner, Brentano introduced the notion into contemporary philosophy. Seeking to account for the difference between what he calls "physical phenomena" and what he calls "psychical phenomena" Brentano found, among other characteristics, that the latter are distinguished by a relation to, or a direction toward, an object. . · ... ] agrees with Brentano in acknowledging the existence of a highly important class of mental facts--for which Husser! reserves the title of acts--which have the peculiarity of presenting the subject with an object.
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