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Single Idea 21217

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

Full Idea

Phenomenology demands the most perfect freedom from presuppositions and, concerning itself, an absolute reflective insight.

Gist of Idea

Phenomenology needs absolute reflection, without presuppositions


Edmund Husserl (Ideas: intro to pure phenomenology [1913], I.63), quoted by Victor Velarde-Mayol - On Husserl 3.1

A Reaction

As an outsider, I would have thought that the whole weight of modern continental philosophy is entirely opposed to the aspiration to think without presuppositions.

Book Reference

Velarde-Mayol,Victor: 'On Husserl' [Wadsworth 2000], p.41