(2011) Husserl Studies 27 (2).

The practical obscurity of philosophy

Husserl's "Arbeit der Probleme der letzten Voraussetzungen"

Kenneth Knies

pp. 83-104

I argue that the teleological-historical reflections of the Crisis are an effort to clarify what Husserl calls the "ultimate presuppositions" of phenomenology. I begin by describing the kind of presuppositions revealed in natural-attitude and phenomenological reflection. I then consider how the ultimate presuppositions become problematic for Husserl. After clarifying the distinction between these presuppositions and those already handled by the reduction, I consider the appropriateness of the new reflections Husserl undertakes in order to address them.

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DOI: 10.1007/s10743-011-9089-7

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Knies, K. (2011). The practical obscurity of philosophy: Husserl's "Arbeit der Probleme der letzten Voraussetzungen". Husserl Studies 27 (2), pp. 83-104.

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