Phenomenology and the Transcendental
Edited by Sara Heinämaa, Mirja Hartimo, Timo Miettinen
Series Editor: Søren Overgaard, Komarine Romdenh-Romluc, David R. Cerbone
To Be Published November 15th 2013 by Routledge – 296 pages
The aim of this volume is to offer an updated account of the transcendental character of phenomenology. The main question concerns the sense and relevance of transcendental philosophy today: What can such philosophy contribute to contemporary inquiries and debates after the many reasoned attacks against its idealistic, aprioristic, absolutist and universalistic tendencies—voiced most vigorously by late 20th century postmodern thinkers—as well as attacks against its apparently circular arguments and suspicious metaphysics launched by many analytic philosophers? Contributors also aim to clarify the relations of transcendental phenomenology to other post-Kantian philosophies, most importantly to pragmatism and Wittgenstein’s philosophical investigations. Finally, the volume offers a set of reflections on the meaning of post-transcendental phenomenology.
"Phenomenology and the Transcendental provides a wide-ranging and thought-provoking exploration of the transcendental character of phenomenology. Encompassing historical and contemporary discussions, and including important essays by key figures such as Carr, Crowell, Overgaard and others, it is a fine collection that demonstrates the enormous strength of phenomenology as a continuing and expanding domain of inquiry as well as its increasing interdisciplinary significance and engagement" – Jeff Malpas, Distinguished Professor, University of Tasmania, Australia
Introduction: Conditions of Possibility and Structures of Experiencing Sara Heinämaa, Mirja Hartimo and Timo Miettinen Part 1: Transcendental Philosophy 1.Transcendental Life Steven Crowell 2. Categories of Experience and the Transcendental László Tengelyi 3. The Transcendental Nature of Experience Bernhard Obsieger Part 2: Subjectivity and Objectivity OR Consciousness and World 4. Transcendental Consciousness and Nature Hanne Jacobs 5. On the Factical and Historical Grounds of the Transcendental Subject Simo Pulkkinen 6. Husserl’s Concept of the World David Carr 7. At the Borders or at the Sources of the World? Transcendental Philosophy as Object-Guided Philosophy Sophie Loidolt Part 3: Persons, Minds and Bodies 8. Transcendental Intersubjectivity and Normality Sara Heinämaa 9. Transcendental Social Ontology Timo Miettinen 10. The Feeling of Existence: Embodiment in Phenomenology and Psychoanalysis Joona Taipale 11. Consciousness and the Brain: From Psycho-Physical Dualism to Transcendental Philosophy Richard Cobb-Stevens Part 4: Beyond Correlation 12. What is a Transcendental Description? Fredrik Westerlund 1 3. Transcendental Idealism and Strong Correlationism Jussi Backman 14. Overcoming the Transcendental: On the Turn in the Event Niall Keane 15. Stepping over the World Susanna Lindberg
Sara Heinämaa is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland.
Mirja Hartimo is a Post Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland.
Timo Miettinen is a Post Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland.