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Edmund Husserl, The Basic Problems of Phenomenology: From the Lectures, Winter Semester, 1910–1911. Translated by Ingo Farin and James G. Hart



worldless transcendental ego. In these lectures, he emphasizes the dual role of the lived body as both an entity in objective space/time as well as that to which lived experiences are related. While Husserl has not yet adopted the language of transcendental philosophy in these lectures, it is clear that Husserl already formulates the transcendental function of the lived body and believes that it cannot be wholly excluded from the phenomenological sphere. Nor can the experience of others be totally bracketed; in fact, Husserl notes that the objection of solipsism is only possible if ``one confuses the psychological and the psychologistic immanence with the genuine phenomenological immanence'' (p. 47). Even in this early lecture course Husserl recognizes the phenomenological immanence of an alter ego, which makes the consciousness of another accessible to me in a non-primordial manner. Thus Husserl's rejection of solipsism as a fundamental misinterpretation of phenomenology, so pointedly expressed at the start of the fifth Cartesian Meditation, is already articulated in this series of lectures. Finally, Husserl notes that phenomenological objects carry their own backgrounds, which are co-apprehended within the whole stream of consciousness. While he does not yet use the term ``horizon,'' Husserl clearly anticipates



Husserl StudiesSpringer Journals

Published: Nov 1, 2010

DOI: 10.1007/s10743-010-9073-7

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