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Edmund Husserl (2020)

Jardine, J. (2020). Edmund Husserl. In T. Szanto, & H. Landweer (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology of Emotion (pp. 53-62). Routledge. Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315180786-4

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All authors or editors: Jardine, James

Parent publication: The Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology of Emotion

Parent publication editors: Szanto, Thomas; Landweer, Hilge

ISBN: 978-1-138-74498-1

eISBN: 978-1-315-18078-6

Journal or series: Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

Publication year: 2020

Pages range: 53-62

Number of pages in the book: 620

Publisher: Routledge

Place of Publication: Abingdon

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315180786-4

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/74061


This chapter indicates that Edmund Husserl’s published and unpublished writings contain important contributions to the phenomenological study of emotional life, and to our understanding of the emotions more broadly. It focuses on Husserl’s most productive and significant period as a phenomenologist of the emotions dating between the publication of Logical Investigations in 1900 and Ideas I in 1913. In the second volume of Logical Investigations, Husserl briefly takes up the question of whether the phenomenologist ought to class feelings (Gefühle) as intentional experiences. Non-intentional feelings are exclusively confined to what Husserl calls sensory feelings (sinnliche Gefühle) or affective sensations (Gefühlsempfindungen). In the intermediary period between the publication of Logical Investigations and Ideas I, Husserl set aside time and effort to carefully reflect upon the life of the emotions. In his published writings, Husserl only inadequately addresses a central issue for the phenomenology of emotion: Namely, the role played by non-intentional feelings within emotional intentionality itself.

Keywords: phenomenology; emotional life; sensations (mental objects); emotions; intention; intentionality

Free keywords: Husserl, Edmund

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Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 3

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