Single Idea 21238

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 2. Phenomenology]

Full Idea

Ever since Husserl, phenomenologists and existentialists had been trying to stretch the definition of existence to incorporate our social lives and relationships.

Gist of Idea

Later phenomenologists tried hard to incorporate social relationships


Sarah Bakewell (At the Existentialist Café [2016], 08)

Book Reference

Bakewell,Sarah: 'At the Existentialist Café' [Chatto and Windus 2016], p.197

A Reaction

I see a parallel move in Wittgenstein's Private Language Argument. Husserl's later work seems to have been along those lines. Putnam's Twin Earth too.