(2019) Husserl Studies 35 (1).

T. Staehler, Hegel, Husserl and the phenomenology of historical worlds

James Jardine

pp. 87-96

While the task of offering a balanced comparative appraisal of the philosophical projects of Hegel and Husserl has undoubtedly struck innumerable students and scholars of post-Kantian European philosophy as an enticing and worthwhile endeavour, attempting to put such an ideal into practice has proven notoriously challenging. The difficulties faced here do not only arise from the significant degree of effort and patience required to comprehend either project in its singular aims and accomplishments. For what complicates matters even further is the reoccurring sense that, while both philosophers set similar (and equally demanding) ambitions for their philosophical projects, and appeal to remarkably resemblant philosophical motivations, methodologies, and claims, what each thinker is really up to becomes obscured rather than clarified when viewed from the other’s own philosophical orientation. In addition to the thorny issue of the extent and manner of the two philosophers’ indebtedness...

Publication details

Review of Staehler Tanja, Hegel, Husserl and the phenomenology of historical worlds, Rowman & Littlefield, London, 2018.

DOI: 10.1007/s10743-018-9237-4

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Jardine, J. (2019). Review of Hegel, Husserl and the phenomenology of historical worlds by Tanja Staehler. Husserl Studies 35 (1), pp. 87-96.

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