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Ideas of Edmund Husserl, by Text

[German, 1859 - 1938, Born at Prossnitz. Pupil of Brentano. Professor at the University of Freiburg.]

1894 Philosophy of Arithmetic
p.16 We clarify concepts (e.g. numbers) by determining their psychological origin [Velarde-Mayol]
p.20 Psychologism blunders in focusing on concept-formation instead of delineating the concepts [Dummett]
p.146 Husserl wanted to keep a shadowy remnant of abstracted objects, to correlate them [Dummett]
p.193 Husserl said counting is more basic than Frege's one-one correspondence [Heck]
p.144 p.95 0 is not a number, as it answers 'how many?' negatively [Dummett]
p.73-74 p.322 Husserl identifies a positive mental act of unification, and a negative mental act for differences [Frege]
p.85 p.323 Multiplicity in general is just one and one and one, etc.
1898 works
p.137 If phenomenology is deprived of the synthetic a priori, it is reduced to literature [Benardete,JA]
1900 Logical Investigations
p.14 Phenomenology is the science of essences - necessary universal structures for art, representation etc. [Polt]
p.28 Bracketing subtracts entailments about external reality from beliefs [Putnam]
p.421 Phenomenology aims to describe experience directly, rather than by its origins or causes [Mautner]
II.VI.24 p.36 Husserl says we have intellectual intuitions (of categories), as well as of the senses [Velarde-Mayol]
1913 Ideas: intro to pure phenomenology
p.820 Imagine an object's properties varying; the ones that won't vary are the essential ones [Vaidya]
I.02 p.44 The sense of anything contingent has a purely apprehensible essence or Eidos
I.19 p.57 Direct 'seeing' by consciousness is the ultimate rational legitimation
I.46 p.57 The physical given, unlike the mental given, could be non-existing
I.63 p.41 Phenomenology needs absolute reflection, without presuppositions
1929 Formal and Transcendental Logic
p.67 Logicians presuppose a world, and ignore logic/world connections, so their logic is impure [Velarde-Mayol]
p.69 Pure mathematics is the relations between all possible objects, and is thus formal ontology [Velarde-Mayol]
p.183 p.68 Phenomenology grounds logic in subjective experience [Velarde-Mayol]
1931 Cartesian Meditations
p.70 The psychological ego is worldly, and the pure ego follow transcendental reduction [Velarde-Mayol]
p.72 Husserl sees the ego as a monad, unifying presence, sense and intentional acts [Velarde-Mayol]
p.79 Husserl's monads (egos) communicate, through acts of empathy. [Velarde-Mayol]