Synopses & Reviews
Edmund Husserl (1859-1938), known as the founder of the phenomenological movement, was one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. A prolific scholar, he explored an enormous landscape of philosophical subjects, including philosophy of math, logic, theory of meaning, theory of consciousness and intentionality, and ontology in addition to phenomenology.
This deeply insightful book traces the development of Husserland#8217;s thought from his earliest investigations in philosophyand#151;informed by his work as a mathematicianand#151;to his publication of Ideas in 1913. Jitendra N. Mohanty, an internationally renowned Husserl scholar, presents a masterful study that illuminates Husserland#8217;s central concerns and provides a definitive assessment of the first phases of the philosopherand#8217;s career.
"This book crowns Mohantyand#8217;s fifty-eight years of Husserl studies.andnbsp;His scholarship, clarity, and nuanced understanding of the philosophical issues have given us a great book on a great philosopher."and#8212;Dagfinn Fand#248;llesdal, Stanford University
"Mohanty tracks the historical unfolding of Husserls thought with exceptional insight and precision. We are fortunate to have such a seasoned thinker at work on such a fascinating project."-Donn Welton, Stony Brook University (Donn Welton)
and#8220;No other scholars come close to J.N Mohanty in the depth of their insights or their mastery of Husserland#8217;s works.andnbsp; This is Mohantyand#8217;s summa,
his definitive attempt to figure Husserl out once and for all. The result is a great success, a deeply insightful reading of one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century.and#8221;and#8212;David Carr, Emory University
About the Author
Jitendra N. Mohanty has taught philosophy in India, the United States, and Germany, and has written several highly regarded books on Edmund Husserl. He lives in Ambler, PA.