Defending Husserl: A Plea in the Case of Wittgenstein & by Uwe Meixner

By Uwe Meixner

The phenomenological method of the philosophy of brain, as inaugurated by way of Brentano and labored out in a truly refined means by way of Husserl, has been significantly criticized by means of philosophers in the Wittgensteinian culture and, implicitly, by way of Wittgenstein himself. Their feedback is, within the epistemological regard, directed opposed to introspectionism, and within the ontological regard, opposed to an internalist and qualia-friendly, non-functionalist (or: largely dualistic/idealistic) perception of the brain. The booklet examines this feedback intimately, the writings of Wittgenstein, Ryle, Hacker, Dennett, and different authors, reconstructing their arguments, and declaring the place they fall in need of their objective. In protecting Husserl opposed to his Wittgensteinian critics, the booklet additionally deals a finished clean view of phenomenology as a philosophy of brain. specifically, Husserl’s non-representationalist conception of intentionality is punctiliously defined in its a variety of features and elucidated additionally with recognize to its improvement, taking into consideration writings from a number of classes of Husserl’s occupation. final yet no longer least, the booklet indicates Wittgensteinianism to be one of many powerful roots of the present-day hegemony of physicalism.

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