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(1977) The self and the other, Dordrecht, Reidel.

The "founded act" and the apperception of others

André De Muralt

pp. 123-141

The problem of others poses formidable difficulties in Husserlian phenomenology.1 How can the ego, which constitutes the object in any possible sense within its own transcendental self-consciousness, really posit the autonomy of the other, which is both transcendent and constitutive? How can the thesis that every objectivity requires justification (Rechtfertigung) in an originary and specific sense-giving (Sinngebung), a thesis that Husserl consistently affirms,2 be reconciled with the nonconstituted character of others I can know and love, with their freedom? The doctrine of transcendental intersubjectivity clearly does not suffice to overcome this apparent contradiction.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-3463-9_12

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De Muralt, A. (1977)., The "founded act" and the apperception of others, in A. Tymieniecka (ed.), The self and the other, Dordrecht, Reidel, pp. 123-141.

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