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Husserl at harvard

the origins of American phenomenology

Jonathan Strassfeld

pp. 3-23

"Husserl at Harvard: The Origins of American Phenomenology" examines the first interactions between American philosophers and Edmund Husserl, describing a pattern of serious and sustained interest in the phenomenological movement centered at Harvard University during the first three decades of the twentieth century. Beginning in 1902 with W.E. Hocking, at least seven Harvard students had studied with Husserl by 1925. By examining these transatlantic exchanges systematically, this essay argues that Husserlian philosophy enjoyed a promising initial reception in the United States and shows why Harvard was particularly fertile ground for Husserl's thought.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-99185-6_1

Full citation:

Strassfeld, J. (2019)., Husserl at harvard: the origins of American phenomenology, in M. B. Ferri & C. Ierna (eds.), The reception of Husserlian phenomenology in North America, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 3-23.

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