Ideas of Edmund Husserl, by Theme

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

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1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 2. Phenomenology
If phenomenology is deprived of the synthetic a priori, it is reduced to literature
Phenomenology is the science of essences - necessary universal structures for art, representation etc.
Bracketing subtracts entailments about external reality from beliefs
Phenomenology aims to describe experience directly, rather than by its origins or causes
6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 3. Numbers / l. Zero
0 is not a number, as it answers 'how many?' negatively
6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 3. Numbers / o. Units
Multiplicity in general is just one and one and one, etc.
6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 3. Numbers / p. Counting
Husserl said counting is more basic than Frege's one-one correspondence
15. Nature of Minds / C. Capacities of Minds / 3. Abstraction by mind
Husserl identifies a positive mental act of unification, and a negative mental act for differences
18. Thought / E. Abstraction / 8. Abstractionism Critique
Psychologism blunders in focusing on concept-formation instead of delineating the concepts
Husserl wanted to keep a shadowy remnant of abstracted objects, to correlate them