From Kant to Husserl: Selected Essays

From Kant to Husserl: Selected Essays

Charles Parsons


In From Kant to Husserl, Charles Parsons examines a variety of historic opinion on philosophical questions, from arithmetic to phenomenology. Amplifying his early principles on Kant’s philosophy of mathematics, Parsons makes use of Kant’s lectures on metaphysics to discover how his arithmetical recommendations relate to the kinds. He then turns to early reactions by means of speedy successors of Kant, Johann Schultz and Bernard Bolzano, to make clear disputed questions concerning interpretation of Kant’s philosophy of arithmetic. , besides, in what Kant intended via “pure common science,” Parsons considers the connection among the 1st Critique and the Metaphysical Foundations of average Science. His statement on Kant’s Transcendental Aesthetic departs from arithmetic to interact the vexed query of what it tells concerning the that means of Kant’s transcendental idealism.

Proceeding directly to phenomenology, Parsons examines Frege’s evolving concept of extensions, his perspective towards set conception, and his correspondence, rather exchanges with Russell and Husserl. An essay on Brentano brings out, in terms of judgment, a substitute for the now common Fregean view of negation, and, on fact, possible choices to the normal correspondence view which are nonetheless mentioned at the present time. finishing with the query of why Husserl didn't take the “linguistic turn,” a last essay integrated the following marks the one article-length dialogue of Husserl Parsons has ever written, regardless of a long-standing engagement with this philosopher.

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