Volume 1, Issue Part 2, 2007
Selected Essays from Asia Part 2
Husserl’s View of Metaphysics
The Role of Genuine Metaphysics in Phenomenological Philosophy
It is the aim of this essay to flesh out the claim that Husserl’s phenomenology is not merely a neutral method, but has metaphysics as one of its constitutive parts. What I will show is that Husserl has the same view of metaphysics from the Logical Investigations to his later phenomenology. More specifically, he makes a distinction between a false metaphysics and a true one, and considers it to be the aim of his phenomenology to cope with the limitations of false metaphysics and to establish a true metaphysics on a genuinely phenomenological foundation.