The Sense of Things: Toward a Phenomenological Realism (Analecta Husserliana, Volume 118)

The Sense of Things: Toward a Phenomenological Realism (Analecta Husserliana, Volume 118)

Angela Ales Bello


This ebook proposes a brand new interpretative key for examining and overcoming the binary of idealism and realism. It takes as its vital factor for exploration the best way human awareness unfolds, i.e., throughout the dating among the I and the world―a box of phenomenological research that can't and mustn't ever stay closed in the limits of its personal disciplinary borders. The publication makes a speciality of the query of realism in modern debates, eventually dismantling prejudices and automatisms that one reveals therein. It indicates that on the root of the debate among realism and idealism there frequently lie equivocations of a semantic nature and by way of going again to the origins of contemporary phenomenology it places into play a dialogue of the Husserlian suggestion of transcendental idealism. Following this direction and neutralizing the extraordinary positions of a severe idealism and a naïve realism, the publication proposes a “transcendental realism”: the horizon of a dynamic harmony that embraces the method of cognition and that grounds the relation, and never the subordination, of topic and item. The research of this reciprocity permits the surpassing of the boundaries of the area of understanding, resulting in primary questions surrounding the final word feel of items and their starting place.

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